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    Our rubbish is now only collected every 2 weeks. We have flies buzzing round the bin despite carefully double-bagging food rubbish. If they give rise to maggots before the collection next week, I'm taking it to the council to show them.

    The leaflet telling us so was available in Afghani and Somali, as well as the usual Urdu, Vietnamese, etc. Must get spending priorities right.

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    I like the way it's the stuff rotting that is attracting the flies, so the solution is to put it into 2 bin bags which don't! How does that help the environment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Our rubbish is now only collected every 2 weeks. We have flies buzzing round the bin despite carefully double-bagging food rubbish. If they give rise to maggots before the collection next week, I'm taking it to the council to show them.
    We have to pay someone now to come round after the binmen and clean our bin out because since they went to fortnightly collections our bin gets full of maggots. Even though we bag everything two weeks is just too long in the summer to go between collections. At least all our instructions are still in English.
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    lucky you are born, im tellin ya

    in Manchester we dont get instructions and have 1 bin between 6 apartments

    in Munich we get 4 bins inside the house and 6 bins outside along with instructions in German with a lot of CAPITAL letters, red writing and !!! with lots of different pricing structures for the fines I will invariably clock up due to not being fluent in Bayerish German.. yet
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    If you have the time and the inclination you might enjoy taking bags of rubbish over to the council offices and shoving them in their bins.

    Who knows, they may develop their own maggot problem.

    However:

    1) They may have trouble distinguishing between the maggots and the councillors.

    2) They probably don't have to wait two weeks for their rubbish collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Our rubbish is now only collected every 2 weeks. We have flies buzzing round the bin despite carefully double-bagging food rubbish. If they give rise to maggots before the collection next week, I'm taking it to the council to show them.
    Wouldn't it be easier and less unpleasant just to get a waste disposal unit next to your kitchen sink?

    That and rinsing out empty tins should cut down the smell etc to practically zero.
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    Do the maggots eat their way through the bin-bags?

    Also, how do you people get maggots, what are you throwing away? When we manage to forget a weekly collection, our bin doesn't suddenly start attracting flies and I've never seen a single maggot.

    Good British ingenuity though, making money doing a bin-cleaning round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Do the maggots eat their way through the bin-bags?

    Also, how do you people get maggots, what are you throwing away? When we manage to forget a weekly collection, our bin doesn't suddenly start attracting flies and I've never seen a single maggot.

    Good British ingenuity though, making money doing a bin-cleaning round.
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    I pour thick bleach round the top of the bin rim when it is empty, it trickles down.

    Result, bin smells clean and no flies or maggots.

    Simples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    ... how do you people get maggots, what are you throwing away?
    Fish guts. Phew

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