Chelsea Transfer Target
Apr 26, 2012, 10:19 AM
Team(s): Brentford, Bradford City, Peterborough United, Yaxley
Around here you can get fined if you don't re-cycle correctly, we have brown bins for garden waste we have to pay an extra £36 a year to have garden waste re-cycled, food caddies for food waste, blue bins for cardboard, paper, glass, metal and plastic, and lilac bags for other waste - one a week allowed.
Or local re-cycling centre has had to close to the public during the week as to much stuff was being re-cycled !.
Most supermarkets will take old batteries, Wilkinsons and Lidl are the two I use.
I keep any metel waste as the price of scrap is now so high it is worth keeping and sorting it out and taking it along to the scrapman when you have a car full. Most scrape yards take a number of other things as well as metal. Cable is currently £1,200 a tonne, computer boards and old electic motors are worth a bob or two and the casings from most white goods and computers are worth taking as they are usually made of aluminium and that is around £1,000 a tonne.
One of my relations was telling me he was paid to take a old caravan off some land, he took it home stripped the panels off of it and got £300 scrap value as they were aluminium. As the price for aluminium is so high at present I have noticed that the number of drinks cans being thrown down in the street has decreased, I have seen people going round with carrier bags picking up the cans !.
When I was a student, in the days before recycling was seen as an obligation, I used to sell my old newspapers for recycling. Happy days. Now I pay for them to be taken away through my council tax.