New Garbage Bins

New Garbage Bins

Postby JagXKR » Oct 5th, 2015, 11:32 am

Sorry if this is not about Skaha Park.

My only problem with this is the possible increase in animal incursions into the bins that will be left outside due to their size. Hopefully they will be fairly securable but not much will stop a bear.
I know this will work well for me but there may be problems for others. My residence and my immediate neighbors have properties that are conducive for 3 bins but others may have issues. I think Castanet should get on this as it does effect more people than the park issue.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby Fancy » Oct 5th, 2015, 12:01 pm

These carts have been around for years in other areas.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby gman313 » Oct 5th, 2015, 12:12 pm

Us Kelowna folk use them already.

You should not leave them outside anyway - like any bin - take them to curb the morning of pick up.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby gman313 » Oct 5th, 2015, 12:12 pm

I'll add if this is your biggest issue in life you are doing well - so suck it up!!

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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby pentona » Oct 5th, 2015, 2:22 pm

I sort of welcome the new bins plan but I do have to wonder what will become of the thousands of old garbage cans that presently are in use here. I know that the transition has happened in other cities so there must be a way to get rid of your present cans without just dumping them. Imagine the metal cans could be recycled; maybe even the plastic ones? Hope so.

The only other problem that I see is that one large bin may not be nearly big enough to accommodate yard waste. So many folks buy and use those large paper bags for leaves, grass, etc. Wonder if those will still be allowed or will we be limited to just the one bin. Not everyone has a truck that can haul stuff to the landfill (compostable material is free to take there, up to a certain limit).

I can definitely see the injuries that can occur from lifting too heavy cans though; so don't blame them at all for wanting to go this route.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby ToddT » Oct 5th, 2015, 2:44 pm

gman313 wrote:Us Kelowna folk use them already.

You should not leave them outside anyway - like any bin - take them to curb the morning of pick up.


Hey gman where should everybody keep them? In the living room?
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby Fancy » Oct 5th, 2015, 2:45 pm

A garage if you have one.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby ToddT » Oct 5th, 2015, 3:01 pm

exactly my point.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby Fancy » Oct 5th, 2015, 3:24 pm

Well, you certainly don't leave the bins at the curb. All garbage should be secured from wildlife to start with.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby LTD » Oct 5th, 2015, 5:01 pm

ToddT wrote:Hey gman where should everybody keep them? In the living room?
Where do you keep your current garbage can im guessing the new one will fit in the exact same spot
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby Queen K » Oct 5th, 2015, 5:56 pm

We adapted pretty quickly to the new system, no prob.

The old garbage cans became storage, or overflow for compost material. One became a rainbarrel for rain pouring off the shed. I use that water for wetting down compost piles which have gone dry or watering the Smoke trees. One garbage can was good for storing long handled stuff.

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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby twobits » Oct 5th, 2015, 8:00 pm

Queen K wrote:We adapted pretty quickly to the new system, no prob.

The old garbage cans became storage, or overflow for compost material. One became a rainbarrel for rain pouring off the shed. I use that water for wetting down compost piles which have gone dry or watering the Smoke trees. One garbage can was good for storing long handled stuff.

No shortage of ideas around here.


So did they just leave these old cans for homeowners to deal with or was there an option to keep and re purpose? Something doesn't sound right here? Surely to god there must have been some pick up arrangements for the old bins? If not, it sure makes a mockery of the Districts recycling plan lol.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby Hassel99 » Oct 5th, 2015, 8:12 pm

Why would they pick up the old bins? they are owned by the home owner. You say "deal with" as if it's a problem or even a minor ......hassle
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby Queen K » Oct 5th, 2015, 8:30 pm

Ya, um, what doesn't sound right? My old g. cans were bought and paid for by moi. Who's the "they"?

Nothing wrong with re-purposing old stuff. I might try growing potatoes in one of them next year.
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Re: New Garbage Bins

Postby ToddT » Oct 6th, 2015, 8:28 am

My cans will fit inside the new ones hopefully lol.
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