Sunday, July 22, 2012

District talking trash with residents

Garbage, garburators and laziness hot topics at DNV waste workshop



John Sharpe said...

I think Richard 'did the right thing', agree with Alan that installation of garburators should be 'prohibited', and agree with Robin that Roger is 'lazy'.

Anonymous said...

I find it difficult to believe that with today’s technology we are unable to provide food and takeout containers that would breakdown in the environment within a very short period.

If it is not convenient to recycle then most will not, container type #6 is an example.

Often you need a magnifying glass to read the container type any reason why the labelling is so small?

Talk trash is another example of green washing courtesy of local government.

Anonymous said...

The "bin area" of my condo complex is always a mess. Even right after pickup. The major garbage bin is often replaced incorrectly so you can't get to the containers bin. And the entire area is filthy.

The bin for newspapers is often full of other types of paper.

The containers bin is always full of plastic bags.

I don't think this system is working.

John Sharpe said...

I know exactly what you mean, it's the same in the "bin area" of my complex.

Awhile ago a then stata council member (me) in my condo complex tabled an idea to introduce a composting program with the landscape contractor, but it was voted down by the council siting pest problems. There's alot of organic material that gets garburated which could be composted and if nothing else used in the gardens of the complex.

A sub contractor made money installing 122 garburators when the the complex was built - end of story. They're more trouble than there worth. I don't plan on replacing my garburator if it stops working. I agree with Clr. Nixon that they should be prohibited.

Anonymous said...

Could somebody give us some info on garburators? I have one and I always thought it was good to get rid of onion skins, etc.

Am I wrong?

Anonymous said...

An installed garbage disposal with air switch. The clear tube conveys the air that activates the switch
A garbage disposal unit or waste disposal unit is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink's drain and the trap which shreds food waste into pieces small enough—generally less than 2 mm (0.079 in)—to pass through plumbing.[1]
Garbage disposal units are widely used in North American households, but far less commonly used elsewhere. In Canada, they are commonly called garburators.

Anonymous said...

They're one of the fastest ways to clog your plumbing with a buildup of fats/grease and should be banned.

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere to put lemon juice down. Then put down ice to make the blades sharp.

Also, just put down fruits and veggies and tea leaves, and coffee grinds, nothing else.

Then they are good.

John Sharpe said...

When I moved in to my new condo the new home orientation I had instructed me to run cold water NOT HOT WATER down the garburator drain regularily to solidify and release any grease deposits.

I have had no problems with my garburator, but I just think that the organic waste could be composted. You do have to be careful what you put down a garburator. Use common sense. Only soft type organics waste. One bad example is corn on the cob husks - bad idea.

Anonymous said...

Forks, spoons, and knives have uncanny way of going down the garburator and burning it out. Why I don't choose to have one. An expensive waste (no pun intended)