Give us a sensible sized paper bin

Give us a sensible sized paper bin rather than the silly insert that is currently in the mixed recycling bin.  The size is the wrong way round.  We need less space for bottles and more for paper.  We run out of space for recycling paper every time.

Why the contribution is important

Because if residents have the right size equipment they will be able to recycle more, but if the bin/pod is too small then they won't be able to.  

by bolderepaul on November 16, 2015 at 12:55PM

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Average score : 4.8
Based on : 6 votes


  • Posted by APublicServant November 18, 2015 at 09:18

    Would/should it be possible to offer bigger paper or recycling bins for those that need them?
  • Posted by navigator December 18, 2015 at 16:54

    I agree the paper bin is way to small and is full after a week so maybe bottles and paper should be collected weekly or bigger paper bins provided... one things for sure with the internet buying increasing packaging is not getting any less/household and trying to squeeze it all in is a disincentive to wanna be recyclers.
    Maybe the fallback option could be the council could offer a bigger insert to those house-holds that would like it??
  • Posted by bizzy December 21, 2015 at 00:39

    I agree the paper section of the wheelie bin is far to small. Since recycling most of my refuse is card & paper, the pod is not large enough to accommodate it on a fortnightly collection. We either need a larger section or a weekly collection. With Christmas so near most of the refuse will be wrapping paper, cardboard packaging & Christmas cards.
  • Posted by DavidKimberley December 22, 2015 at 12:09

    A million times, this. Just let us put paper in the wheelie bin and bottles in the insert! I have to leave out boxes for collection which either get soggy and rip & cause litter, or leave them in a plastic box (which get broken as the BCC employees throw it back down onto the floor, or get stolen... my latest one got pinched last week).

    Just let us switch them round!
  • Posted by DRobey January 03, 2016 at 11:16

    I agree the paper section of the bin is way too small but I fill the mixed recycling each fortnight. Can we have a separate bin for paper? I regularly have to put paper/card out extra to the bin. Which goes soggy gets blown about/kicked about and takes longer to collect.
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