Waste Disposal Advice
We hope this explanation of waste disposal on site helps.
- Think carefully before bringing anything on site about whether it's going to be a disposal problem later. Glass, bathtubs and tyres sound great, but they have created major nuisances in the past.
- Yes, the bin isn't always emptied, but don't leave anything next to it - you have to wait for space. It's especially anti-social to leave anything that will blow away or disintegrate, or too bring items from home just so you can put them in it.
- You can leave scrap metal (but nothing else!) behind the metal shipping container. Just keep it off the fence.
- Don't leave "useful" stuff against the chalet - you may think someone is happy to take it, but just as often, the committee is having to take it away. Instead, advertise it on the Facebook group. If you aren't on Facebook, time permitting, we will help you advertise.
- Broken hand tools can go in the bin on the chalet porch for the prison to fix. Electric tools are not hand tools.
- You have to deal with weeds on your own plot (drying or drowning are good ways). We're working on communal composting to benefit those with smaller plots. Don't leave weeds or anything else in the leaf bins - those are for leaves coming in from the Council, which are very useful on our plots.
- You can use the communal braziers next to the leaf bins to burn untreated, seasoned wood only October-March, but don't leave wood there for other people to burn. Alternatively, it's great for raising waterlogged areas on the lower plots - just dig it under the soil with leaves or other materials packed in the gaps.
- Don't dump anything against the external fence - that's how the thieves get in.
- We sometimes get a skip when too much waste has accumulated. It's usually in the spring but we aren't sure about the demand this year (2021), as last year's only happened in the autumn.
- Paint, batteries, mattresses, electric goods and many other hazardous items won't go in the bin or the skip. You must always dispose of them yourselves.