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Caddy bags
Started by: PeterP (6402) Report abuse
Over the last month I have called into Ashton Library a couple of times to ask for Caddy Bags for my waste food only to be told they have none They have E-mailed for these bags to be supplied to them but keep getting a message back they are in a central warehouse waiting to be distributedYet another cock by the council who want you to recycle but are not supplying the goods

Posted by: Anne (3263)  Report abuse
PeterP..... I stopped using them ages ago. When the first batch came with the caddy I found that they were disintegrating before the caddy was ready to be emptied. Now I simply use the caddy and wash it out when emptied. I had to wash it in any case as the disintegrating bags became useless.

Posted by: berylh (1617) Report abuse
If required caddy bags are available quite cheaply in most supermarkets. Even if not full I would change bags at least twice a week so it doesn't get smelly, especially at the height of summer. You could also try lining the caddy with newspaper although when I tried it, it became more messy to handle and would probably need emptying a lot more frequently.

Posted by: PeterP (6402) Report abuse
Once I run out of bags then I will do what Anne does. Berylh the council supply bags free but they are not being sent out for some reason or otherI don't buy a newspaper so cannot use these. Just means I will have to pressure wash the green bin more often.

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Been here before

Posted by: monome (221) Report abuse
We have had no problem obtaining the caddy bags from Wigan.
Probably about three times a year.
Try not to overfill so that the bags can be tied before transferring to the green bin - less messy then. When the Council brought the caddies in they also said that the bio-degradable bags would be provided free of charge. Hopefully, this will continue or people won't be as keen to recycle even in this small way. Every little bit helps.

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Where I dwell, alas no longer be it the great town of Wigan, we are required to leave a note attached to bin to request more bags. A tag bearing such a request, and designed so as can be looped onto wheelie bin handle is enclosed with every pack of bags.

OK in theory, but two things go wrong.

Someone nicks your new roll of bags, so end up having to intercept bin men to request the provision.

Secondly, stock rotation is very hit and miss: sometimes the bags are fine, and sometimes they have already proceeded too far in their deterioration for their intended use.

Posted by: Anne (3263)  Report abuse
PeterP.... I find it OK to dump the contents straight in the green bin because there is usually a deep layer of garden waste which prevents the caddy waste from sticking/making a mess. Jet wash the green bins as I normally would throughout the year. Really can't see the point of caddy bags, manufacturing them can't be helping the environment.

Posted by: Stardelta (6209) Report abuse
You produce the waste, take some responsibility for it and for disposing of it correctly

Posted by: tonker (19298)   Report abuse
Our grey plastic 'caddy' has pegs kept in it!

Posted by: nyce horse (3352) Report abuse
"You produce the waste, take some responsibility for it and for disposing of it correctly "

Why pay rates at all eh? You could sweep the streets while you're at it and mow the grass verges.



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