British Lung Foundation
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Rubbish!

At one time if you had some rubbish,

You just chucked it in the bin.

But now you have to watch out

You don't commit a deadly sin.

You must scrutinise it closely,

Compare it to a list.

Decide which heading matches it

Then watch that you don't miss.

For some stuff it's quite obvious,

Which bin you need to choose.

Like the bottles and the cans

Left over from the booze.

But other stuffs more complicated,

And isn't quite as clear.

Stick it in the wrong bin

And that could cost you dear.

So get out the instructions

And look all down the list.

The rubbish that you have in hand

Appears to have been missed.

By now the whole procedure

Has become a bore.

So check that no ones watching

And chuck it in next door.

(It's a joke, just a joke! I would never ever do that, I have lovely neighbours)

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Hahaha! I'm glad I'm not the only one left scratching their head when it comes to bins!!!! Thank you for that one Son, have a lovely Sunday you and Midge...I liked your joke!😂😄 😋 Ma xx

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Ha - brilliant and l'm sure your neighbours say the same about you. Have to put the bins out tonight, hope l've got it right. Xxxxx 😘😉

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Ha ha brilliant 😂 Sure we can all relate to that one xxx

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😅😅🤔🙄😟 if ONLY we could have a universal symbol that was easy to recognise and big enough to see! It really gets my goat! How can we be smart enough to have these magic little iPads, 3D printers that can reproduce human bones and such like and not be capable of coming up with such a (seemingly) simple thing as a recognisable symbol! Great little poem Don, you really struck a chord there.

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Anti-gravity sacks would be nice too. 3 flights of stairs, negotiating self closing fire doors through the corridors to the back yard and then be able to open the heavy lid of the large communal wheelie bin that stands 5 foot tall whilst heaving in a heavy sack up into it.

The real annoying part is that quite often the lazy !*!*!*!*s that live in my block cannot be bothered to put theirs in the bin. Just dumping their sacks around the bin on the floor, so you cannot get near it. Leaving it to someone like me to struggle to pick it up and throw it in for them, before I can deposit ours. Grrrrrr.

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That box that held the mushrooms,

Which bin does that belong?

Next time, off to the Farm Shop,

A paper bag, you can't go wrong.

.....I spent ages looking for the recycling sign yesterday on that particular brown plastic mushroom container.

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They reduced the use of plastic shopping bags by charging so why not charge the supermarkets if they don't use recyclable packaging ?

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I moved to the south from Herts, 3 years ago. Herts were very strict in their recycling with 3 bins and a box. Here in Hampshire, I have 2 dustbins (wheelies are frowned upon) One bin is for recycled goods and the other is for nonrecycled stuff. Easier but is it as effective??.

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I've become a bit fanatical with it now, it does my family's head in. Haha. xx

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We get visits from the bin police. I was ticked off for putting a piece of kitchen towel in (dry)

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How awful! How petty! How Jobsworth!

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Wonderful Don!!

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That's all we have unregulated... our sense of humor 😉 God bless you...

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