Tuesday, 12 November 2019


In the past year or so I have been traveling to France for my holidays. Whilst there I have been enamoured by the system they have for recycling. Those of you who know me will be aware that I am an official womble having collected something like 14 tons of rubbish from the towpath in the last 8 years. So you can see I would be interested in more efficient ways of clearing up.

These boxes are the recycling centre for the streets where I holiday. They are only emptied every couple of months, which might seem not often enough given the size, but if you look they all stand on a 6 foot square.
Come emptying day the truck arrives and using a Hiab crane they lift the box by the ring on the top. This is connected to a 6x6x6 foot steel box under ground. This is then unloaded into the truck. What a neat idea. Its about time we had this system here in the UK.


************** Brian and Diana on NB Harnser******** Maps by https://www.waterwayroutes.co.uk said...

You may recall that most of the waste bins were removed in UK city's when they thought the IRA were going to plant bombs in them. You are still hard pushed to find anywhere on a railway station to deposit your litter let alone recycle.

Maffi said...

I was rather thinking about recycling in general Brian. But just at Heyford Station there are 4 bins two litter, two recycling