They’re moaning about waste again.
One of the problems I have here is getting rid of stuff. I currently have four wheelie bins – three in the front garden and one in the lobby. Now they want to give me another. I don’t want it. I only use three of the four I already have.
My system is simple.
If it’s dry it goes in the bin in the lobby. When that bin is full I empty it into the green bin in the garden [which has twice the capacity]. Neither of those bins has any odour whatsoever.
If it’s wet, squishy or generally unwholesome it goes into a pedal bin in the kitchen [into a plastic sack]. When that’s full the sack goes out into the black bin. The contents are rank, particularly in warm weather.
There’s also a compost bin under the kitchen sink. That takes tea bags, potato peelings and the like. That ends up periodically on the compost heap. It doesn’t smell much but it looks really fucking disgusting.
There are some things that are theoretically recyclable which go into the pedal bin. Top of the list there is the vast quantity of kitchen paper which I have used to mop up dog piss. The smell off those is indescribable and if they think I’m going to stink the lobby out then they have another think coming. It’s bad enough when I open the pedal bin.
I don’t quite know what they expect me to put in the new bin. The one I don’t use now is for garden waste but I have never used it. My hedge clippings and lawn cuttings alone would probably fill several dozen bins so I dump those in the garden. The new one is for “organic” waste. Plate scrapings? Apple cores? Dog piss [and shit]? I have no idea.
Maybe I’ll just fill it with piss-soaked paper to keep them happy?
You can’t get more organic than dog waste?