Posted by: mustang6000

12th Sep 2021 08:40am

I recently moved into a gated community of over 100 townhouses that uses industrial waste bins instead of each residence having their own bins. It is very handy as I do not have to remember to out a wheelie bin out each week.

My biggest shock is that they do not have separate bins for recyclables and garden/kitchen waste, instead everything goes into landfill. I have discussed this with the complex resident managers and they say that the cost of having & emptying the bins is too high and that it all goes into landfill anyway.

For myself, I have purchased a small compost bin and put the household recycling to our children's recycling bins.

I have tried talking to the managers, I contacted our local Council & was assured that they do recycle and have garden waste disposal facilities available.. After passing on this information and relative contact details, they still stick to the cost factor and do not believe the information.

Not wanting to harp & put the management offside I have left the matter for the time being. Other residents I have spoken with just accept the situation.

i would greatly appreciate any ideas or suggestions as I believe that we have an obligation towards the only planet we have and we are drowning it in waste.

Comments 3

  • 24th Nov 2021 03:21am

I believe that there are no higher costs to recycle because if you put a container for each type of collection , for example = plastic , glass , paper , food etc. and if you have the recycling sector to collect , it is much simpler and easier to benefit everyone

  • 3rd Oct 2021 10:07am

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  • 1st Oct 2021 12:23am

What a difficult situation when you would like to do the right thing and recycle by separating your rubbish. I do understand not getting management offside and be labelled a troublemaker who they make life difficult for. I feel your best bet would be to form a group of likeminded individuals in the complex who garner support from the other tenants by spreading the facts of the situation amongst the gated community, then a working group can confront management to come up with a workable solution that suits the environmentally conscience residents of the gated community. It could start from an informal event at the community where people mingle and gain spread and speed as people meet each other. It comes down to people's motivation to do something and how much a viable solution will cost, if the cost is passed onto the residents by the management. Keep in mind not everyone will want to be involved or care about the environmental impact.

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