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#1 ETLerwick

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:38 AM

Who Ray! Looking forward to recycle efforts in Shetland. 

 

Help spread the word to locals, tourists, and everyone who can do this responsible bit, to clean up after one's-self. Let's do all we can to make this work.

 

Read the Shetland Times and review the SIC link that leads to the 'how-to' page, so that you can understand how to sort, manage, curb and otherwise support recycling isle-wide.

 

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

Thank you in advance! 



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:14 AM

Well it looks good and starting in a couple of areas to deal with teething problems sounds good.  Council website has good information and I trust the information pack will contain the same information for those who do not have internet access at home.  Well done Zero Waste Scotland and the SIC.


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#3 George.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:59 AM

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

What a good idea, ban negative responses. That's very like telling lies and denying the truth, isn't it.

 

The S.I.C used to deliver skips and allow them to be filled with rubbish, be it wood, metal, stone and all the rest. That has been gone for three or four years now and all the rubbish just gets thrown out to sea. That was all caused by the council, what a good idea.

 

Support the lies and garbage if you want, ETLerwick. I prefer honesty.

 

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:02 AM

Well it looks good and starting in a couple of areas to deal with teething problems sounds good.  Council website has good information and I trust the information pack will contain the same information for those who do not have internet access at home.  Well done Zero Waste Scotland and the SIC.

 

Oh yes, looks really great, JustMe. Sound like there is nothing to trust but swallow it all the same.



#5 ETLerwick

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:08 AM

Anyone have ideas about how to label bins?

 

Giving people who want to recycle the details they need in order to chuck whatever-it-is in the proper bin, helps funnel the proper recycle-able into the proper bin.

 

A way to attach a list to a bin lid?

 

Any contributions welcome.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:13 AM

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.

 

 

What will you recycle in your life?

 

As well, feel free to start  new thread to express your opinion about the SIC.

 

 



#7 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:35 PM

Perhaps the OP could explain how this is island-proofed in line with the legislation?

I'd like to add that it is an absolutely blindingly excellent idea for the SIC to suggest that people should not be under any risk whatsoever of taking their eye out by using bungie cords, something discouraged by safety experts; after all, it is essential that we keep the local A&E department busy and provide 'material' for the next series of Island Medics, right?


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

I once thought it a positive comment suggesting that the council accepts separated waste put out in a bruck box, but they didn't like that idea because they had already decided that we have to use wheelie bins. I liked the bruck box idea because I already have one and it is secure and there would be no chance of anything blowing away.

I wouldn't put a label on anything ETLerwick - it won't last long.

A colour coded guide to stick up somewhere in the house might be useful.

Is the council going to offer more suggestions about the biggest problem, securing the bins.

What about a suitable timber double wheelie bin store made locally at a reasonable price (in the same way that the Amenity Trust sold bruck boxes).

Clips and bungees will not suit everyone.

The council is pushing these bins, so should itself come up with many more positive suggestions and solutions.

ETLerwick, why are you telling people to be positive, is it because you are getting a lot of negative feedback?


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#9 ETLerwick

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:12 PM

 

ETLerwick, why are you telling people to be positive, is it because you are getting a lot of negative feedback?

Great question -- thx for asking.

 

In reading this forum for more than a year, it appears that there are people who post who usually, generally, nearly always post something contrary, such as describing civil servants 'box-tickers' and so forth, when responding to most any topic.

 

It is my goal that those of us interested in recycling in Shetland be able to use this forum for a way to share positive, constructive and make-it-happen kinda posts -- so that we can establish a new normal for Shetland, at least in terms of recycling.


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#10 ETLerwick

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:14 PM


I'd like to add that it is an absolutely blindingly excellent idea for the SIC to suggest that people should not be under any risk whatsoever of taking their eye out by using bungie cords, something discouraged by safety experts; after all, it is essential that we keep the local A&E department busy and provide 'material' for the next series of Island Medics, right?

If using a bungie cord is not something that interests you -- or someone you know/ care about, let's find a helpful person/ neighbor/ volunteer who can help secure the bin(s).

 

Would that work for you?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:16 PM

 

The council is pushing these bins, so should itself come up with many more positive suggestions and solutions.

 

This is a valid question -- and it may be that the pickup technology requires these bins: I don't know. 

 

Let's wait for someone from SIC to address your concern/ ideas.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

 

 

The council is pushing these bins, so should itself come up with many more positive suggestions and solutions.

 

This is a valid question -- and it may be that the pickup technology requires these bins: I don't know. 

 

Let's wait for someone from SIC to address your concern/ ideas.

 

We are getting these bins, that's for certain and I'm sure you're right about the pickup technology. Also there will be improved manual handing. It would just be good to see more suggestions/ solutions from the SIC before the bins arrive.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

 

 

The council is pushing these bins, so should itself come up with many more positive suggestions and solutions.

 

This is a valid question -- and it may be that the pickup technology requires these bins: I don't know. 

 

Let's wait for someone from SIC to address your concern/ ideas.

 

 

Perhaps you could tell us when a member of the S.I.C last addressed anything around here?


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:52 PM

 

I'd like to add that it is an absolutely blindingly excellent idea for the SIC to suggest that people should not be under any risk whatsoever of taking their eye out by using bungie cords, something discouraged by safety experts; after all, it is essential that we keep the local A&E department busy and provide 'material' for the next series of Island Medics, right?

If using a bungie cord is not something that interests you -- or someone you know/ care about, let's find a helpful person/ neighbor/ volunteer who can help secure the bin(s).

 

Would that work for you?

 

No.  The disabled should not have to rely on neighbours.  Besides, we have a communal bin store within which all of the bins will NOT fit.  The SIC have a legal duty to conduct risk assessments.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

Read the blurb.

 

One vital question omitted in the FAQ's - "What happens when my bin blows away?".

 

Will they replace it for free?


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

George,

 

The community skips were removed because they were largely abused by builders and other businesses fly tipping there waste.

 

The skips were put there to serve the community only, but were filled with builders rubble etc in no time.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

George,

 

The community skips were removed because they were largely abused by builders and other businesses fly tipping there waste.

 

The skips were put there to serve the community only, but were filled with builders rubble etc in no time.

 

Agreed, Tio. Having said that, the skips were very beneficial. For a start, they both kept a huge amount of rubbish off the roads and stopped the islands being polluted. They were effective in doing that and would be again if they were returned. Nobody has yet suggested what we would see from a lot of wee bins that would blow away if there was more than a draught.

 

ps. Negative comments regarding expensive but useless wee bins are more than welcome.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

 

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

What a good idea, ban negative responses. That's very like telling lies and denying the truth, isn't it.

 

The S.I.C used to deliver skips and allow them to be filled with rubbish, be it wood, metal, stone and all the rest. That has been gone for three or four years now and all the rubbish just gets thrown out to sea. That was all caused by the council, what a good idea.

 

Support the lies and garbage if you want, ETLerwick. I prefer honesty.

 

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.

 

 

Seriously? If people can't be arsed arranging a bulky item pick up or taking their large items to the dump that is hardly the fault of the SIC is it? I honestly don't think all that rubbish that used to go in the skips gets thrown out to sea. there is definately fly tipping going on but the chap that I have seen doing it shouldn't have been using the community council skips anyway.

 

I think the OP was looking for some positivity for a change and not the usual doom and gloom SIC bashing.

 

It is their thread is you don't like it start your own.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:20 PM

The roadsides are covered in rubbish because some people through bottles etc out of their cars windows instead of taking it home like any normal person would.

I am glad that Shetlanders seem to be well hydrated judging by the amount of plastic water/juice bottles I pick up on a daily basis.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

Please, let's use this thread to ....... answer questions,....

 

Where is the evidence, preferably in the form of a detailed, comprehensive, accurate, realistic and  believable environmental audit, proving the proposed changes will create a more environmentally beneficial situation than the status quo?

 

Don't refer me to the cherry picked waffling piece of spin and propoganda that's been waved around so far either, its devoid of accuracy and fluffily light on data quantified in numbers and hard facts to the point its more unhelpful than helpful.

 

Prove this is an environmentally beneficial change and I'll back it, otherwise it IS just a box ticking political exercise that deserves contempt.

 

Just because 'Zero Waste Scotland' aka. Holyrood says it is, most certainly does not make it so - if for no other reason than they are political, and by default of being so operate primarily to a political agenda.


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