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1 Best Before Dates on Sun Sep 17 2017, 18:55

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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I've just found a tin of vegetable soup in the cupboard with a BB date of 2009!
It was hidden behind a couple of old biscuit tins.
Now,I'm not normally fussy when it comes to BB dates. Rather like Nat,my motto is,sniff it,and if it smells ok,get it in your mouth.
But this is a tester. I'm not sure I want to even open it,so I might just bin it.
Am I wrong?
And do you take any notice of BB dates at all? A hell of a lot of food goes to waste because of them.

2 Re: Best Before Dates on Sun Sep 17 2017, 19:18

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:Rather like Nat,my motto is,sniff it,and if it smells ok,get it in your mouth.

Outrageous. I have feelings you know.

3 Re: Best Before Dates on Sun Sep 17 2017, 19:34

Chairmanda

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Andy Walker
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I am strict in my adherence to 'use by' dates, 'best befores' I use discretion

4 Re: Best Before Dates on Sun Sep 17 2017, 20:12

Sluffy

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Give some to Bread - and if he's ok, eat the rest yourself.








(Only joking of course!)

5 Re: Best Before Dates on Sun Sep 17 2017, 20:18

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Very Happy
I will. If he takes his foot out of his mouth for long enough. Razz

6 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 08:55

rammywhite

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El Hadji Diouf
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boltonbonce wrote:I've just found a tin of vegetable soup in the cupboard with a BB date of 2009!
It was hidden behind a couple of old biscuit tins.
Now,I'm not normally fussy when it comes to BB dates. Rather like Nat,my motto is,sniff it,and if it smells ok,get it in your mouth.
But this is a tester. I'm not sure I want to even open it,so I might just bin it.
Am I wrong?
And do you take any notice of BB dates at all? A hell of a lot of food goes to waste because of them.

If you're going to bin it make sure you put the contents in the brown bin and the can in the blue bin- otherwise the bin-police will fine you.

7 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 09:27

Fabians Right Peg

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Andy Walker
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Surely that should be contents in green bin and can in maroon bin after washing?

8 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 09:30

rammywhite

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El Hadji Diouf
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Fabians Right Peg wrote:Surely that should be contents in green bin and can in maroon bin after washing?

Sorry Fabian- Bury Council empties my bins- and in Bury blue is the new maroon. As no-one else in Bury washes we tend not to rinse things out either. The green bin is for paper only.

9 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 09:39

Sluffy

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rammywhite wrote:
Fabians Right Peg wrote:Surely that should be contents in green bin and can in maroon bin after washing?

Sorry Fabian- Bury Council empties my bins- and in Bury blue is the new maroon. As no-one else in Bury washes we tend not to rinse things out either. The green bin is for paper only.

Shouldn't paper be in the white bin and newspapers and magazines in the read bin?

Very Happy

10 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 11:27

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I have a shoot that I put all rubbish down. I have no idea where it goes.

11 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 11:31

rammywhite

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El Hadji Diouf
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Natasha Whittam wrote:I have a shoot that I put all rubbish down. I have no idea where it goes.

Do you mean chute? Or is shoot what you do to lesser mortals?

12 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 11:45

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
rammywhite wrote:Do you mean chute? Or is shoot what you do to lesser mortals?

Don't you dare question my spelling. I know what I meant.

13 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 11:52

Angry Dad

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Ivan Campo
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No the metal in the can reacts with the contents and could kill you. Cats can tell the difference between canned food and pouch food and will pick pouch food every time.

14 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 11:53

Angry Dad

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Be safe think cat.

15 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 12:14

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Angry Dad wrote:Be safe think cat.

According to a recent survey, most blokes think about "cat" every 6 minutes.

16 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 13:36

rammywhite

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El Hadji Diouf
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wanderlust wrote:
Angry Dad wrote:Be safe think cat.

According to a recent survey, most blokes think about "cat" every 6 minutes.

To quote Captain Mainwaring- 'I wondered who'd be the first to spot that!!'

17 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 13:45

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
In Birchwood we only have 3 bins.

Black.....General rubbish

Blue......Recycle bin

Green...Garden waste. For which we pay £30 per year.

I wouldn't want any more.

18 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 14:04

Sluffy

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boltonbonce wrote:In Birchwood we only have 3 bins.

Black.....General rubbish

Blue......Recycle bin

Green...Garden waste. For which we pay £30 per year.

I wouldn't want any more.

Recycling varies throughout the country based on what facility your recycling gets taken to.

Some recycling Centres (known in the trade as Materials Recovery Facility's or MRF's (pronounced as 'murf's')) have been built to deal with just certain types of stuff to be recycled, others can do the lot.

So if your council uses the local one that only deals with certain stuff, it the has to get you to sort out at your doorstep and put various other recycling stuff into other coloured bins so they can collect it separately and transport it to another recycling centre that can deal with it.

Councils push people to recycle not just because it is the right thing to do anyway but also because they have to pay a tax to put non recycled stuff in land fill sites.

So in effect if you don't recycle you are effectively paying for your rubbish to be taken away and dumped through a higher Council Tax charge.

If everybody recycled everything, your council would not need to pay landfill tax and thus would need to charge you less Council Tax accordingly.

Same with litter picking - its not free to throw rubbish on the floor - you simply pay more Council Tax for the Town Hall to pay people to pick the stuff up for you.

19 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 14:21

rammywhite

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El Hadji Diouf
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Sluffy wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:In Birchwood we only have 3 bins.

Black.....General rubbish

Blue......Recycle bin

Green...Garden waste. For which we pay £30 per year.

I wouldn't want any more.

Recycling varies throughout the country based on what facility your recycling gets taken to.

Some recycling Centres (known in the trade as Materials Recovery Facility's or MRF's (pronounced as 'murf's')) have been built to deal with just certain types of stuff to be recycled, others can do the lot.

So if your council uses the local one that only deals with certain stuff, it the has to get you to sort out at your doorstep and put various other recycling stuff into other coloured bins so they can collect it separately and transport it to another recycling centre that can deal with it.

Councils push people to recycle not just because it is the right thing to do anyway but also because they have to pay a tax to put non recycled stuff in land fill sites.

So in effect if you don't recycle you are effectively paying for your rubbish to be taken away and dumped through a higher Council Tax charge.

If everybody recycled everything, your council would not need to pay landfill tax and thus would need to charge you less Council Tax accordingly.

Same with litter picking - its not free to throw rubbish on the floor - you simply pay more Council Tax for the Town Hall to pay people to pick the stuff up for you.

Sluffy,

You amaze me. Is there nowt on telly that you could watch?

20 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 14:46

y2johnny

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Andy Walker
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We have;

Black - general waste
Blue - paper
Brown - tins and plastic
Pink lid - garden and food waste

All (with exception of the pink lidded one) are full every two weeks when they collect them (3 weeks for the black bin) and i have to do a trip to the tip every couple of weeks.  We recycle everything we can and have a normal size bin.  No slim bin yet.  But its ridiculous.

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21 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 14:48

Sluffy

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rammywhite wrote:
Sluffy wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:In Birchwood we only have 3 bins.

Black.....General rubbish

Blue......Recycle bin

Green...Garden waste. For which we pay £30 per year.

I wouldn't want any more.

Recycling varies throughout the country based on what facility your recycling gets taken to.

Some recycling Centres (known in the trade as Materials Recovery Facility's or MRF's (pronounced as 'murf's')) have been built to deal with just certain types of stuff to be recycled, others can do the lot.

So if your council uses the local one that only deals with certain stuff, it the has to get you to sort out at your doorstep and put various other recycling stuff into other coloured bins so they can collect it separately and transport it to another recycling centre that can deal with it.

Councils push people to recycle not just because it is the right thing to do anyway but also because they have to pay a tax to put non recycled stuff in land fill sites.

So in effect if you don't recycle you are effectively paying for your rubbish to be taken away and dumped through a higher Council Tax charge.

If everybody recycled everything, your council would not need to pay landfill tax and thus would need to charge you less Council Tax accordingly.

Same with litter picking - its not free to throw rubbish on the floor - you simply pay more Council Tax for the Town Hall to pay people to pick the stuff up for you.

Sluffy,

You amaze me. Is there nowt on telly that you could watch?


For a brief while in my career I was responsible for the waste management of a large local government authority.

It really wasn't something I was particularly interested in but I had to know my stuff in order to do the job well.

You may have seen on the news recently about the problems of a refuse strike in Birmingham, I had the dubious pleasure of being the manager of another council who had to deal with the angry residents of another local authority who also endured a strike of refuse and recycling services.

Standing up at public meetings in front of extremely angry people (most of whom fully believed it was the only council service they ever got for the Council Tax they paid) made the abuse I sometimes get on the forums look like nothing at all.

Happy I don't need to do stuff like that these days though.

22 Re: Best Before Dates on Mon Sep 18 2017, 14:54

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Plenty of garbage on here Sluffy.

Most of it from me. Razz

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