Bournemouth residents: have a big and little wheelie bin? It's all change for waste collection next year

Bournemouth Echo: ALL CHANGE: On the dustbins ALL CHANGE: On the dustbins

BOURNEMOUTH residents will start to receive new food waste containers in the new year, ahead of a major change to the town’s rubbish collection service.

From January 7, householders who have both big and little wheelie bins will receive a food waste container that can sit inside their general rubbish bin.

Residents will also receive a small kitchen caddy, an instruction booklet and a roll of compostable caddy liners.

Deliveries of the new containers will continue until mid-February and the new collection service will begin in March.

New dual-compartment waste collection vehicles will collect the food waste every week, at the same time as the general rubbish is collected.

Cllr Michael Filer, cabinet member for waste, said: “We’re introducing this new food waste collection to enhance our weekly collections, reducing the amount of food waste in the rubbish stream and increasing recycling.

“Separating food waste from the general rubbish means that it can be converted into a high grade compost and the by-products used to generate electricity.”

Georgina Fry, waste and resource projects manager, added: “Bournemouth residents have proven how great they are at recycling using the ‘Big Bin, Little Bin’ scheme and with the new food waste service they can throw even less away and recycle more.”

The scheme is being funded by the government, which awarded Bournemouth council £7million to enhance its already successful waste collection service.

Bournemouth residents who live in either private, council or housing association blocks of flats with communal bins who are not yet signed-up for the new food waste collections can opt-in by calling 01202 451199 or emailing recycle@ bournemouth.gov.uk

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7:41am Fri 6 Dec 13

ben111 says...

Recycling of any kind is a good thing , But their is just a small part of me that thinks more education on not to waste food or buy so much in the first place. the English are a rcae of fatties ( not all ). their are countries in Africa that would weep at the waste we produce .
Recycling of any kind is a good thing , But their is just a small part of me that thinks more education on not to waste food or buy so much in the first place. the English are a rcae of fatties ( not all ). their are countries in Africa that would weep at the waste we produce . ben111

7:55am Fri 6 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.
Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit. BIGTONE

8:15am Fri 6 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Another challenge there are plenty who can not even manage to segregate material for the 2 bin system.
What hope for this.
Another challenge there are plenty who can not even manage to segregate material for the 2 bin system. What hope for this. Lord Spring

8:29am Fri 6 Dec 13

High Treason says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.
Yes fantastic way to dispose of waste food. Apparently in Sweden they no longer allow them to be installed because of the extra load on the sewage system.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.[/p][/quote]Yes fantastic way to dispose of waste food. Apparently in Sweden they no longer allow them to be installed because of the extra load on the sewage system. High Treason

8:42am Fri 6 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Another challenge there are plenty who can not even manage to segregate material for the 2 bin system.
What hope for this.
I would like to know how much Dorset has spent on wheelie bins alone in the last ten years, i bet in under 5 years the collection service and wheelie bins will change yet again
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Another challenge there are plenty who can not even manage to segregate material for the 2 bin system. What hope for this.[/p][/quote]I would like to know how much Dorset has spent on wheelie bins alone in the last ten years, i bet in under 5 years the collection service and wheelie bins will change yet again cheeriedriteup

8:46am Fri 6 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

High Treason wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.
Yes fantastic way to dispose of waste food. Apparently in Sweden they no longer allow them to be installed because of the extra load on the sewage system.
I'm not surprised with all that pickled gherkin,meat balls and lingonberry jam.
That's enough to block any pipe.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.[/p][/quote]Yes fantastic way to dispose of waste food. Apparently in Sweden they no longer allow them to be installed because of the extra load on the sewage system.[/p][/quote]I'm not surprised with all that pickled gherkin,meat balls and lingonberry jam. That's enough to block any pipe. BIGTONE

9:16am Fri 6 Dec 13

Townee says...

I don't know about most people but if these new food waste bins are very big it will cut down on the amount of rubbish that can be put into the small bin. Having a normal sized family we fill ours nearly every week. Now if part of that bin is taken up will the council give out second small bins?
We have several houses in the road I live that for some reason have two small bins (not green one) but only 2 people or have 6 students ( who never put bins out or leave them on the pavement for weeks). The two people houses don't need two bins so how did they get them?
Perhaps a better idea would to change the bins over normal rubbish and the new food in the large bin and recycled in the small one.
I don't know about most people but if these new food waste bins are very big it will cut down on the amount of rubbish that can be put into the small bin. Having a normal sized family we fill ours nearly every week. Now if part of that bin is taken up will the council give out second small bins? We have several houses in the road I live that for some reason have two small bins (not green one) but only 2 people or have 6 students ( who never put bins out or leave them on the pavement for weeks). The two people houses don't need two bins so how did they get them? Perhaps a better idea would to change the bins over normal rubbish and the new food in the large bin and recycled in the small one. Townee

9:48am Fri 6 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

i resent the assumption that everyone wastes food. i dont. when these bins arrive in Poole, as i'm sure they will, i will not be accepting the bin.
i resent the assumption that everyone wastes food. i dont. when these bins arrive in Poole, as i'm sure they will, i will not be accepting the bin. live-and-let-live

10:08am Fri 6 Dec 13

arthur1948 says...

A non news. We were informed of this by post weeks ago....echo sure is fast
A non news. We were informed of this by post weeks ago....echo sure is fast arthur1948

10:17am Fri 6 Dec 13

TheDistrict says...

I live in a flat accommodation community. When the 2nd bin was issued, we asked the council where we supposed to put them, as we only had room for one bin in our porch way. Eventually, I proposed that one of the unused washing lines be removed, and a concrete compound was put in place to take the 2nd bins. This has been used very well. Later I applied to have paladins put in the compound with all bins being removed. One paladin for normal waste, compost waste, and recycling. The council said it would be against H&S to have the refuse collectors collecting the paladins and waling them to the lorrys. Also it would mean an extra lorry on route for paladins. I was on the understanding that the usual lorries could take paladins. Anyway the council denied the application. Where are we to put the new food bins. As said above, the new bin to be fitted in the waste bin would take up space, and the flats have small kitchens already with two bins in place for recycling and normal waste. Does the council think of these things. NO of course not.
I live in a flat accommodation community. When the 2nd bin was issued, we asked the council where we supposed to put them, as we only had room for one bin in our porch way. Eventually, I proposed that one of the unused washing lines be removed, and a concrete compound was put in place to take the 2nd bins. This has been used very well. Later I applied to have paladins put in the compound with all bins being removed. One paladin for normal waste, compost waste, and recycling. The council said it would be against H&S to have the refuse collectors collecting the paladins and waling them to the lorrys. Also it would mean an extra lorry on route for paladins. I was on the understanding that the usual lorries could take paladins. Anyway the council denied the application. Where are we to put the new food bins. As said above, the new bin to be fitted in the waste bin would take up space, and the flats have small kitchens already with two bins in place for recycling and normal waste. Does the council think of these things. NO of course not. TheDistrict

10:19am Fri 6 Dec 13

Vicvic says...

ben111 wrote:
Recycling of any kind is a good thing , But their is just a small part of me that thinks more education on not to waste food or buy so much in the first place. the English are a rcae of fatties ( not all ). their are countries in Africa that would weep at the waste we produce .
ben111 do you realise that calling a race of people " fatties " ( race being a tricky word for ben111 to spell ) is clearly a racist comment ?
[quote][p][bold]ben111[/bold] wrote: Recycling of any kind is a good thing , But their is just a small part of me that thinks more education on not to waste food or buy so much in the first place. the English are a rcae of fatties ( not all ). their are countries in Africa that would weep at the waste we produce .[/p][/quote]ben111 do you realise that calling a race of people " fatties " ( race being a tricky word for ben111 to spell ) is clearly a racist comment ? Vicvic

10:43am Fri 6 Dec 13

foggy1965 says...

waste of time I'll just carry on chucking my rubbish in the one bin. we pay enough in council tax, let them sort the rubbish out that they sell.
waste of time I'll just carry on chucking my rubbish in the one bin. we pay enough in council tax, let them sort the rubbish out that they sell. foggy1965

11:16am Fri 6 Dec 13

mgibbs says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.
We have 7 organic waste disposal units. We have even named ours, and as well as disposing of virtually all food waste they provide us with free eggs and fantastic natural fertiliser for the garden.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.[/p][/quote]We have 7 organic waste disposal units. We have even named ours, and as well as disposing of virtually all food waste they provide us with free eggs and fantastic natural fertiliser for the garden. mgibbs

11:31am Fri 6 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

What about people who live in areas that don't have bins at all, just pits emptied by people contracted to the council? we can't recycle anything without driving it somewhere, which partially negates the idea of it helping to conserve the environment!
What about people who live in areas that don't have bins at all, just pits emptied by people contracted to the council? we can't recycle anything without driving it somewhere, which partially negates the idea of it helping to conserve the environment! speedy231278

11:42am Fri 6 Dec 13

MikeGB says...

foggy1965 wrote:
waste of time I'll just carry on chucking my rubbish in the one bin. we pay enough in council tax, let them sort the rubbish out that they sell.
It is this kind of lazy selfish behaviour that increases the cost for everybody else. You obviously resent paying for services from which you benefit, then by your actions lumber the rest of us. Why not move somewhere else so we can enjoy the services more cheaply.
[quote][p][bold]foggy1965[/bold] wrote: waste of time I'll just carry on chucking my rubbish in the one bin. we pay enough in council tax, let them sort the rubbish out that they sell.[/p][/quote]It is this kind of lazy selfish behaviour that increases the cost for everybody else. You obviously resent paying for services from which you benefit, then by your actions lumber the rest of us. Why not move somewhere else so we can enjoy the services more cheaply. MikeGB

11:57am Fri 6 Dec 13

Redgolfer says...

So will they fine me if I do not use this wonderful bin, food is expensive without wasting it and any of my left overs go into my COMPOST bin in my back garden, I tell you what USELESS 'FILER' another one of your hair brained schemes to waste more money from the Council.
So will they fine me if I do not use this wonderful bin, food is expensive without wasting it and any of my left overs go into my COMPOST bin in my back garden, I tell you what USELESS 'FILER' another one of your hair brained schemes to waste more money from the Council. Redgolfer

12:01pm Fri 6 Dec 13

BmthNewshound says...

It always amazes me at the amount of food which is thrown away in this country. At a time when people are supposedly struggling to pay their electricity and gas bills they are still spending money on food only to throw it away. How stupid is that ?
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The supermarkets are partly to blame by encouraging people to buy more than they need with often dubious special offers. People have become lazy and don't use leftover food or throw perfectly good food away because it's reached to sell by date.
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Introducing food waste collections rather than being welcomed should be seen as an admission of failure to educate people about food and about managing their personal finances. It just seems crazy to me that people spend good money on food only to chuck it in the bin.
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It always amazes me at the amount of food which is thrown away in this country. At a time when people are supposedly struggling to pay their electricity and gas bills they are still spending money on food only to throw it away. How stupid is that ? . The supermarkets are partly to blame by encouraging people to buy more than they need with often dubious special offers. People have become lazy and don't use leftover food or throw perfectly good food away because it's reached to sell by date. . Introducing food waste collections rather than being welcomed should be seen as an admission of failure to educate people about food and about managing their personal finances. It just seems crazy to me that people spend good money on food only to chuck it in the bin. . BmthNewshound

12:50pm Fri 6 Dec 13

High Treason says...

mgibbs wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.
We have 7 organic waste disposal units. We have even named ours, and as well as disposing of virtually all food waste they provide us with free eggs and fantastic natural fertiliser for the garden.
OK Lets have a prize draw of 12 free eggs for anyone guessing the names of the 7 organic waste disposal units.
Could even be a an MP's name or a member of the council.
[quote][p][bold]mgibbs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Ohhh the joy of a waste disposal unit.[/p][/quote]We have 7 organic waste disposal units. We have even named ours, and as well as disposing of virtually all food waste they provide us with free eggs and fantastic natural fertiliser for the garden.[/p][/quote]OK Lets have a prize draw of 12 free eggs for anyone guessing the names of the 7 organic waste disposal units. Could even be a an MP's name or a member of the council. High Treason

1:06pm Fri 6 Dec 13

spooki says...

We haven't had anything to tell us were getting one.
It's very nice being able to separate our rubbish but we only have a small kitchen (council house). So far in our house we have a recycle bin for paper & whatnot, one normal waste bin and a little compost bin to take our peelings to the big bin in the garden. That's three bins taking up space in a narrow, badly designed kitchen. Where exactly (politely) are we meant to keep ANOTHER bin? It does say it goes inside the bigger one, so I'm meant to stand on the doorstep and separate it all?
I know, I'll get a little bin to have in the kitchen and take it out to the bigger one when it's full. Then another bin for all the other bins. And a bin tidy to keep it all tidy. Then I'll put that in the bin when it's finished.
We haven't had anything to tell us were getting one. It's very nice being able to separate our rubbish but we only have a small kitchen (council house). So far in our house we have a recycle bin for paper & whatnot, one normal waste bin and a little compost bin to take our peelings to the big bin in the garden. That's three bins taking up space in a narrow, badly designed kitchen. Where exactly (politely) are we meant to keep ANOTHER bin? It does say it goes inside the bigger one, so I'm meant to stand on the doorstep and separate it all? I know, I'll get a little bin to have in the kitchen and take it out to the bigger one when it's full. Then another bin for all the other bins. And a bin tidy to keep it all tidy. Then I'll put that in the bin when it's finished. spooki

1:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Vikki27 says...

I can see some benefit to this but I do wish they'd provide a bigger recycling bin at the same time or collect more often. Ours is full long before they collect it, so we end up either having to throw the excess in the normal bin or keep it over until next time, which is very inconvenient.

Having said that, I do still think this is a sensible idea.
I can see some benefit to this but I do wish they'd provide a bigger recycling bin at the same time or collect more often. Ours is full long before they collect it, so we end up either having to throw the excess in the normal bin or keep it over until next time, which is very inconvenient. Having said that, I do still think this is a sensible idea. Vikki27

3:13pm Fri 6 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

foggy1965 wrote:
waste of time I'll just carry on chucking my rubbish in the one bin. we pay enough in council tax, let them sort the rubbish out that they sell.
That is what happens anyway at Canford......... ;-)
[quote][p][bold]foggy1965[/bold] wrote: waste of time I'll just carry on chucking my rubbish in the one bin. we pay enough in council tax, let them sort the rubbish out that they sell.[/p][/quote]That is what happens anyway at Canford......... ;-) O'Reilly

5:45pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

see this is wheres its all ...... up.
food waste........if your half organised there wouldnt be any..
how many people starving in u.k
how many soup kitchens are there and being set up as i type..
how many street people do you see hanging in bins for a munch on someones throw away....
how many moaning they cant afford to feed the kids...

buy what you need and no more... you wont need more thick plastic bins.
it is disgraceful as well that we have to spend time sorting out several bins as it is...apart from it looking unsightly and taking up pavement space.

the poll tax is ridiculously expensive and im sure that the binmen of today do less than half what they used to and too get a well payed wage.

u.k ridiculous.
see this is wheres its all ...... up. food waste........if your half organised there wouldnt be any.. how many people starving in u.k how many soup kitchens are there and being set up as i type.. how many street people do you see hanging in bins for a munch on someones throw away.... how many moaning they cant afford to feed the kids... buy what you need and no more... you wont need more thick plastic bins. it is disgraceful as well that we have to spend time sorting out several bins as it is...apart from it looking unsightly and taking up pavement space. the poll tax is ridiculously expensive and im sure that the binmen of today do less than half what they used to and too get a well payed wage. u.k ridiculous. nigelperkins

6:39pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Turtlebay says...

Thankfully here in the New Forest area we put all rubbish in the supplied black bins except for any cardboard etc which goes in the supplied clear bags for recycling. All bags are collected by one vehicle every week. So much easier for everyone!
Thankfully here in the New Forest area we put all rubbish in the supplied black bins except for any cardboard etc which goes in the supplied clear bags for recycling. All bags are collected by one vehicle every week. So much easier for everyone! Turtlebay

7:09pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

ben111 wrote:
Recycling of any kind is a good thing , But their is just a small part of me that thinks more education on not to waste food or buy so much in the first place. the English are a rcae of fatties ( not all ). their are countries in Africa that would weep at the waste we produce .
here here
[quote][p][bold]ben111[/bold] wrote: Recycling of any kind is a good thing , But their is just a small part of me that thinks more education on not to waste food or buy so much in the first place. the English are a rcae of fatties ( not all ). their are countries in Africa that would weep at the waste we produce .[/p][/quote]here here nigelperkins

11:00pm Fri 6 Dec 13

rozmister says...

nigelperkins wrote:
see this is wheres its all ...... up.
food waste........if your half organised there wouldnt be any..
how many people starving in u.k
how many soup kitchens are there and being set up as i type..
how many street people do you see hanging in bins for a munch on someones throw away....
how many moaning they cant afford to feed the kids...

buy what you need and no more... you wont need more thick plastic bins.
it is disgraceful as well that we have to spend time sorting out several bins as it is...apart from it looking unsightly and taking up pavement space.

the poll tax is ridiculously expensive and im sure that the binmen of today do less than half what they used to and too get a well payed wage.

u.k ridiculous.
I'm sorry but what's poll tax? If you don't even know the name for the tax you pay you probably aren't best placed to comment on how it's spent.
[quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: see this is wheres its all ...... up. food waste........if your half organised there wouldnt be any.. how many people starving in u.k how many soup kitchens are there and being set up as i type.. how many street people do you see hanging in bins for a munch on someones throw away.... how many moaning they cant afford to feed the kids... buy what you need and no more... you wont need more thick plastic bins. it is disgraceful as well that we have to spend time sorting out several bins as it is...apart from it looking unsightly and taking up pavement space. the poll tax is ridiculously expensive and im sure that the binmen of today do less than half what they used to and too get a well payed wage. u.k ridiculous.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but what's poll tax? If you don't even know the name for the tax you pay you probably aren't best placed to comment on how it's spent. rozmister

12:19am Sat 7 Dec 13

Bournefre says...

I expect it'll all get emptied into the same place, but at least it'll give old men a new thing to obsess about.

The poll tax was an unpopular taxation system introduced by Margaret Thatcher in the 90s. Despite her death earlier this year Margaret Thatcher has recently come back under criticism since the death of Nelson Mandela.
I expect it'll all get emptied into the same place, but at least it'll give old men a new thing to obsess about. The poll tax was an unpopular taxation system introduced by Margaret Thatcher in the 90s. Despite her death earlier this year Margaret Thatcher has recently come back under criticism since the death of Nelson Mandela. Bournefre

8:20am Sat 7 Dec 13

Gastines3 says...

Whilst the Council seem keen to educate us about recycling, can they please do something about the recycling site that allows a foul smell to drift over an area from the Spur Road to Northbourne.When granting permission for the massive Solar Panel site a condition could have been added to remedy the problem coming from The Hurn Site.
Whilst the Council seem keen to educate us about recycling, can they please do something about the recycling site that allows a foul smell to drift over an area from the Spur Road to Northbourne.When granting permission for the massive Solar Panel site a condition could have been added to remedy the problem coming from The Hurn Site. Gastines3

6:10pm Sat 7 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

rozmister wrote:
nigelperkins wrote: see this is wheres its all ...... up. food waste........if your half organised there wouldnt be any.. how many people starving in u.k how many soup kitchens are there and being set up as i type.. how many street people do you see hanging in bins for a munch on someones throw away.... how many moaning they cant afford to feed the kids... buy what you need and no more... you wont need more thick plastic bins. it is disgraceful as well that we have to spend time sorting out several bins as it is...apart from it looking unsightly and taking up pavement space. the poll tax is ridiculously expensive and im sure that the binmen of today do less than half what they used to and too get a well payed wage. u.k ridiculous.
I'm sorry but what's poll tax? If you don't even know the name for the tax you pay you probably aren't best placed to comment on how it's spent.
oh sir dribble........too many teachers in the u.k too , poll tax/council tax....just becuase they change the name it still boils in the same pot..
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: see this is wheres its all ...... up. food waste........if your half organised there wouldnt be any.. how many people starving in u.k how many soup kitchens are there and being set up as i type.. how many street people do you see hanging in bins for a munch on someones throw away.... how many moaning they cant afford to feed the kids... buy what you need and no more... you wont need more thick plastic bins. it is disgraceful as well that we have to spend time sorting out several bins as it is...apart from it looking unsightly and taking up pavement space. the poll tax is ridiculously expensive and im sure that the binmen of today do less than half what they used to and too get a well payed wage. u.k ridiculous.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but what's poll tax? If you don't even know the name for the tax you pay you probably aren't best placed to comment on how it's spent.[/p][/quote]oh sir dribble........too many teachers in the u.k too , poll tax/council tax....just becuase they change the name it still boils in the same pot.. nigelperkins

12:56pm Sun 8 Dec 13

nuttievicki says...

Good luck to you all, its is a great idea, Christchurch has had it for about a year now, but when i ride along on my bike and see loads of black bags piled up outside peoples houses,the smell is not that good either and the maggots in the summer :\ Have fun.
Good luck to you all, its is a great idea, Christchurch has had it for about a year now, but when i ride along on my bike and see loads of black bags piled up outside peoples houses,the smell is not that good either and the maggots in the summer :\ Have fun. nuttievicki

5:25pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rozmister says...

nuttievicki wrote:
Good luck to you all, its is a great idea, Christchurch has had it for about a year now, but when i ride along on my bike and see loads of black bags piled up outside peoples houses,the smell is not that good either and the maggots in the summer :\ Have fun.
Why does an extra bin for food waste creates black bags on the side of the road?
[quote][p][bold]nuttievicki[/bold] wrote: Good luck to you all, its is a great idea, Christchurch has had it for about a year now, but when i ride along on my bike and see loads of black bags piled up outside peoples houses,the smell is not that good either and the maggots in the summer :\ Have fun.[/p][/quote]Why does an extra bin for food waste creates black bags on the side of the road? rozmister

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