Recycle everything with Rochford District Council

Recycle everything with Rochford District Council

Recycle everything with Rochford District Council

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From old beach towels to garden furniture and tired sheds, all sorts of unusual items can be recycled.

Rochford District Council has released some top tips to help you recycle as much summer paraphernalia as possible:

• Pool and Beach Toys

Some pool toys such as buckets and spades are made out of rigid plastics that are not accepted at the recycling centres or in your kerbside recycling collection. If you’re no longer using them, give them away on Freecycle or ask local playgroups if they can make use of them. Plastic paddling pools are non-recyclable but they could be reused to cover bikes with later in the year.

• Beachwear and towels

Old swimsuits, flip-flops, sandals and towels can all be recycled in textile banks and at the recycling centre (please tie shoes together first). Items in good condition can be sold as second-hand or given to charity.

• Spray cans and sun lotion bottles

Empty metal bug spray cans, sun lotion bottles and miniature hand luggage size bottles can all be recycled in your kerbside collection.

• Batteries

Many of the devices we bring on holidays or camping run on batteries so make sure to hold onto used batteries from speakers, shavers, torches, etc. and recycle them at your local library, school or Council reception area. Use rechargeable batteries wherever possible. Even better look out for solar battery chargers.

• Barbeques

Metal barbeque frames can be recycled in the metal container at the recycling centre. Cold barbecue ash should be disposed of in your non-recyclables bin. Wood ash can be home composted, to buy a reduced priced compost bin visit www.essex.getcomposting.com • Sheds, timber fencing and wooden chairs If items are in good condition try advertising them for free, otherwise wood is accepted at Castle Road Recycling Centre, Rayleigh.

Please remember to leave your flip flops at home and wear sensible shoes when visiting the Recycling Centre.

For more information on the Essex County Council Recycling Centres visit www.essex.gov.uk/recyclingcentres For more tips or further information about your local recycling scheme please visit www.rochford.gov.uk/recycling.

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12:36pm Wed 6 Aug 14

MitchLive says...

A few years ago I had to take about 10 wooden pallets up to the Rayleigh Recycling Centre. The bold old g1t there had a right moan at me and told me I was no longer welcome at the site, said I was making too many visits (I was in the process of decorating the lounge and getting rid of an old display cabinet, carpet etc) and made me fill out some form to declare everything I was taking up there was mine and that I wasn't a house clearing business. Later that day my sister was there and she saw him having a right go at people so I phoned the head office and made a complaint about him. Head Office said I could take these pallets there and they don't know why he stopped me, but said they would have a word with him. Next day I went there I had the fattest, smuggist grin on my face - he on the other had had a face like thunder. He was a complete jobsworth of a prat.
A few years ago I had to take about 10 wooden pallets up to the Rayleigh Recycling Centre. The bold old g1t there had a right moan at me and told me I was no longer welcome at the site, said I was making too many visits (I was in the process of decorating the lounge and getting rid of an old display cabinet, carpet etc) and made me fill out some form to declare everything I was taking up there was mine and that I wasn't a house clearing business. Later that day my sister was there and she saw him having a right go at people so I phoned the head office and made a complaint about him. Head Office said I could take these pallets there and they don't know why he stopped me, but said they would have a word with him. Next day I went there I had the fattest, smuggist grin on my face - he on the other had had a face like thunder. He was a complete jobsworth of a prat. MitchLive
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12:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

All sounds a bit **** to me.
All sounds a bit **** to me. Controversial1
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2:02pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

MitchLive wrote:
A few years ago I had to take about 10 wooden pallets up to the Rayleigh Recycling Centre. The bold old g1t there had a right moan at me and told me I was no longer welcome at the site, said I was making too many visits (I was in the process of decorating the lounge and getting rid of an old display cabinet, carpet etc) and made me fill out some form to declare everything I was taking up there was mine and that I wasn't a house clearing business. Later that day my sister was there and she saw him having a right go at people so I phoned the head office and made a complaint about him. Head Office said I could take these pallets there and they don't know why he stopped me, but said they would have a word with him. Next day I went there I had the fattest, smuggist grin on my face - he on the other had had a face like thunder. He was a complete jobsworth of a prat.
Hmmmm - TEN wooden pallets for domestic use. Really???? Sounds to me like the bloke at the recycling site may well have had a valid point.

Also - imagine the unpleasant chancers these guys must have to deal with on a daily basis - I would support the poorly paid site guys 100% every time.
[quote][p][bold]MitchLive[/bold] wrote: A few years ago I had to take about 10 wooden pallets up to the Rayleigh Recycling Centre. The bold old g1t there had a right moan at me and told me I was no longer welcome at the site, said I was making too many visits (I was in the process of decorating the lounge and getting rid of an old display cabinet, carpet etc) and made me fill out some form to declare everything I was taking up there was mine and that I wasn't a house clearing business. Later that day my sister was there and she saw him having a right go at people so I phoned the head office and made a complaint about him. Head Office said I could take these pallets there and they don't know why he stopped me, but said they would have a word with him. Next day I went there I had the fattest, smuggist grin on my face - he on the other had had a face like thunder. He was a complete jobsworth of a prat.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm - TEN wooden pallets for domestic use. Really???? Sounds to me like the bloke at the recycling site may well have had a valid point. Also - imagine the unpleasant chancers these guys must have to deal with on a daily basis - I would support the poorly paid site guys 100% every time. Sensible Man
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2:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

MitchLive says...

Sensible Man wrote:
MitchLive wrote: A few years ago I had to take about 10 wooden pallets up to the Rayleigh Recycling Centre. The bold old g1t there had a right moan at me and told me I was no longer welcome at the site, said I was making too many visits (I was in the process of decorating the lounge and getting rid of an old display cabinet, carpet etc) and made me fill out some form to declare everything I was taking up there was mine and that I wasn't a house clearing business. Later that day my sister was there and she saw him having a right go at people so I phoned the head office and made a complaint about him. Head Office said I could take these pallets there and they don't know why he stopped me, but said they would have a word with him. Next day I went there I had the fattest, smuggist grin on my face - he on the other had had a face like thunder. He was a complete jobsworth of a prat.
Hmmmm - TEN wooden pallets for domestic use. Really???? Sounds to me like the bloke at the recycling site may well have had a valid point. Also - imagine the unpleasant chancers these guys must have to deal with on a daily basis - I would support the poorly paid site guys 100% every time.
Hmmmmm. Yes TEN!!! They were used as make shift decking underneath the canopy in our back gaden by my Dad to stop me and my sisters as children tripping over and cracking our heads open on the cement underneath. So yes, really, TEN! I even had pictures of before and after their removale in which I emailed HO as proof I wasn't Bob The Builder. But seeing as my Dad is no longer with us (before you start questioning why he didn't dispose of them), it was down to me to take them up there.

Bell end.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MitchLive[/bold] wrote: A few years ago I had to take about 10 wooden pallets up to the Rayleigh Recycling Centre. The bold old g1t there had a right moan at me and told me I was no longer welcome at the site, said I was making too many visits (I was in the process of decorating the lounge and getting rid of an old display cabinet, carpet etc) and made me fill out some form to declare everything I was taking up there was mine and that I wasn't a house clearing business. Later that day my sister was there and she saw him having a right go at people so I phoned the head office and made a complaint about him. Head Office said I could take these pallets there and they don't know why he stopped me, but said they would have a word with him. Next day I went there I had the fattest, smuggist grin on my face - he on the other had had a face like thunder. He was a complete jobsworth of a prat.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm - TEN wooden pallets for domestic use. Really???? Sounds to me like the bloke at the recycling site may well have had a valid point. Also - imagine the unpleasant chancers these guys must have to deal with on a daily basis - I would support the poorly paid site guys 100% every time.[/p][/quote]Hmmmmm. Yes TEN!!! They were used as make shift decking underneath the canopy in our back gaden by my Dad to stop me and my sisters as children tripping over and cracking our heads open on the cement underneath. So yes, really, TEN! I even had pictures of before and after their removale in which I emailed HO as proof I wasn't Bob The Builder. But seeing as my Dad is no longer with us (before you start questioning why he didn't dispose of them), it was down to me to take them up there. Bell end. MitchLive
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3:21pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

OK - fair enough. But you were apparently taking a lot of stuff to the site - why are you being so horrible about the poor guy who was just doing his job and is probably instructed to watch out for people abusing the site? What made you so angry about filling out a form or two? I just don't get it. Do you deny that there are people who dump stuff there that they should not?
OK - fair enough. But you were apparently taking a lot of stuff to the site - why are you being so horrible about the poor guy who was just doing his job and is probably instructed to watch out for people abusing the site? What made you so angry about filling out a form or two? I just don't get it. Do you deny that there are people who dump stuff there that they should not? Sensible Man
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4:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

MitchLive says...

Sensible Man wrote:
OK - fair enough. But you were apparently taking a lot of stuff to the site - why are you being so horrible about the poor guy who was just doing his job and is probably instructed to watch out for people abusing the site? What made you so angry about filling out a form or two? I just don't get it. Do you deny that there are people who dump stuff there that they should not?
I was taking a lot of stuff to the site because I was having a clear out and decorating (as previously mentioned) so had to dispose of carpet and a huge display cabinet. It's the way he stormed over and spoke to me, raising his voice and the fact that he said next time he sees me again he will make me complete a declaration - 2 minutes 'oi, you, fill this out'. And again, as previously mentioned, my sister said he was raining his voice at other people. You don't speak to what is theoretically your customers like that, speak to people like that, they don't come back, don't come back, no need for it to be open. The guy was a prat. Would you let him have spoken to you like that? Plus, I was taking stuff in a Ford Focus, not exactly a builders vehicle is it unlike all the other white vans that I see going there!
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: OK - fair enough. But you were apparently taking a lot of stuff to the site - why are you being so horrible about the poor guy who was just doing his job and is probably instructed to watch out for people abusing the site? What made you so angry about filling out a form or two? I just don't get it. Do you deny that there are people who dump stuff there that they should not?[/p][/quote]I was taking a lot of stuff to the site because I was having a clear out and decorating (as previously mentioned) so had to dispose of carpet and a huge display cabinet. It's the way he stormed over and spoke to me, raising his voice and the fact that he said next time he sees me again he will make me complete a declaration - 2 minutes 'oi, you, fill this out'. And again, as previously mentioned, my sister said he was raining his voice at other people. You don't speak to what is theoretically your customers like that, speak to people like that, they don't come back, don't come back, no need for it to be open. The guy was a prat. Would you let him have spoken to you like that? Plus, I was taking stuff in a Ford Focus, not exactly a builders vehicle is it unlike all the other white vans that I see going there! MitchLive
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