VERY O/T: Armitage Shanks WC cistern lids (free)-- RETURNED TO MANUFACTURER

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VERY O/T: Armitage Shanks WC cistern lids (free)-- RETURNED TO MANUFACTURER

Two S974401 cistern lids (E8759) for cost of postage only:

These are unwanted items sent by Armitage Shanks in error.  I'd rather give them away than take them to the tip!

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We have to pay to dispose of such items at our local recycling facility aka tip! 

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So do we, I'm afraid -- £1.50 per "bag", although what constitutes a bag is open to negotiation.  I took the old loo there separated into pan plus cistern.  They said "two bags-worth there, matey". When I asked what they would charge had the cistern still been connected to the pan, they replied "oh, just the one bag".  We settled on £2, as I recall.

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John,

The personnel on the gate seem to apply the Councils rules on a very flexible basis. 
 

I have a VW Transporter with lots of seats for our family vehicle. According to the council I need a permit for it to take my domestic refuse to the tip, as classed as a commercial vehicle in their eyes. Permit is valid for two years and has just expired - not asked for it once.

I cannot help thinking that most people just chuck 'chargeable' items in the dustbin!

Sorry to hijack your thread!

 

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John, have you tried putting them on one of the online platforms for giving stuff away?  e.g. Freegle, Nextdoor and Freecycle.

I've been using eBay Classifieds here in Germany to dispose of things I don't need rather than taking them to the tip and things nearly always go - it just takes time.

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Good suggestion, Ben.  I'll follow that up.

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Put them in the dustbin, my local tip wouldn't let me dump an old ABS bath so I cut it up with an angle grinder and put a couple of bits in the back bin each week Whistle

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Put them in the dustbin...

I might have to.  I've just posted them on the local Freegle group (thanks for the tip, Ben).

...my local tip wouldn't let me dump an old ABS bath...

They must be keen to encourage fly-tipping.

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# 8

They must be keen to encourage fly-tipping.

That's what I thought, it ended up in the same landfill whichever route it took. Also like # 4 I have to pay for a permit for 6 visits a year because I have a VW T6 so I was not happy, hence the drastic action with the grinder Banghead

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Our local tip no longer takes car parts of any sort even though it's an obvious way to recycle plastics and metals ... I now do the same, cut them up to fit in the wheelie bin which is plain crazy!

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We have a Romanian guy and his wife drive around in a clapped out transit - they remove most metal items left out (except fridges and freezers).

I dont get the no car parts - lots of valuable metals!