The third update on my plan to reduce our household waste costs and to improve on the amount of material we recycle, so far the layout is as follows:
- Plastic covered box for cans & glass
- Two 80ltr bins for recyclable material (paper, plastic etc)
- One 90ltr bin to stockpile about 4-5 weeks of non-recycle material
- One greencone for food stuffs
So how it works is about once a month I need to do a run to empty the two 80ltr bins and about once every 4-5 weeks I need to empty the 90ltr non-recyle bin which doesn’t tend to smell because all foodstuff that cause the smells goes into my greencone
Overall this costs me €6 to dispose of all my rubbish which is a good saving over the €25 monthly fee I’d have to pay to a waste pickup company.
So far so good and I’m impressed with how the system works so far, the initial outset for implementing my green waste plan were kinda high though:
- €145.00 for greencone
- €20 for 80ltr bin
- €20 for 90ltr bin
- €20 for plastic box
When compared to what I’d have to pay for a monthly pickup for the same material (12 x €25) €300, so after the first 12 months I’ll really feel the savings
I hope I’ve helped to inspire others to try this as well.
Myself along with about another 90 or so other boards.ie users on the photography forum have submitted work to be included in the 2008 Photography Year Book, the book represents a selection of photography work from boards.ie users who generally post on the photography forum.
Proceeds from the book go to Santa Strike Force!
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As I’m sure your all aware the Government recently announced as part of the budget 2008 that they’d be dropping automatic issuing of medical cards to the over 70′s, well everyone’;s up in arms and it seems so are Superquinn staff
RTE.ie/news posted this latest classic fuck up, its nice to know their employing a person who failed Junior Cert Geography, seems they now need somebody with at least a C in Ordinary Junior Cert Geography
They’ve since updated and corrected the story in question