Friday, 16 April 2010
The D.B.B. put in its first apperance on Monday...............
D.B.B. stands for Dreaded Brown Bucket lol
Our District Council is about to start kerbside collection of kitchen/food waste, giving each household a brown plastic bucket and "bio-degradable" liners for putting their food waste in. This information they dissemianted via a leaflet and the council's newsletter, delivered to each household. I presume they think not everyone reads these/this, and they could well be right, as on Monday a woman appeared at the door, to demonstrate one of these buckets.(I read everything from the Council as I"m very nosey and would hate to miss anything lol)
I explained to her that I really had no need for the bucket - the part I was apprehensive about, hence the D.B.B. I expected the "Ah, but you *must* have one etc etc line, but no, she was fine, made a note on her list, but couldn't promise it would't actually turn up next week; in which case I'd have to get the men on the lorry to pick it up and take it back.
I can see a lot of folks would make use of it, but not here. With a large selection of offspring, OH and various livestock, there is virtually no food waste here apart from the occasional bones. These will now go on the compost heap.
It has forced me to look into the last bit of recycling a bit harder- bones; they can be cooked and crushed and added to the compost, or dug straight into the soil, as long as as much trace of smell of meat, fish etc is removed as much as possible.
Another loop closed.
I don't want another piece of plastic hanging about; something else to keep track of; to keep clean; tkae the onus off me to work harder at dealing with my waste that I produce - kick up the bum time.
So, while I appreciate that not everyone can use up their food "waste" like we can, this is one household in Dorset that will be D.B.B.- less.
Posted by MrsL at 14:48