We are supposed to recycle so when do they pick it up

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
February 14, 2009 10:33am CST
It has been quite slippery for the last week here in Winnipeg, MB, so the garbage pickup is a bit slow. So they said a couple of days later, but it seems more like a week. I have a husband who wants me to throw away the fliers as soon as I get them and I am also in the process of getting rid of the old before seven year tax receipts, plus other pieces of paper that I do not need anymore, so my recyclable box is quite full. I do not feel the necessary of buying a new one, because then the pickup people will say "AH the second box is not full yet. We'll pick it up later." But this is getting frustrating. I have a full box waiting for the recyclable truck to come around, have a carton also fill of papers and plastic containers besides it, and so when I went out this morning and found they still had not picked anything up, I dumped the papers and cans into the regular garbage container. Was I ever annoyed. Do you feel that way when the recyclable truck is a whole lot late?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Feb 09
I wish that I had a recyclable truck! I'm in the third world and we do not have anything like that yet. Have a great VD. Blessings
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
We used to be able to donate our papers, the boy scouts and the cubs used to come and pick it up or we could take it to a place where we got money for it. Before that, we used to be able to burn it, but not any more. They are afraid of pollution.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Feb 09
They usually here pick up about the same time that the garbage men run but then we have no icey roads
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
16 Feb 09
yup ya could say that!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
Why yesterday at church, one of the girls came in dressed in her summer dress and had on nylons, and sandals to boot. It was like saying that it was not that cold.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
17 Feb 09
showing she is tired of winter for sure!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
15 Feb 09
We have that problem after hurricanes here with both garbage and recycle, so be glad it is only recycle!!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
We have this snow storms up here and about this time the roads and the lanes get slippery. Before that when it is 30 to 40 below we get the lanes and roads cleared and they piled up the snow so high that we have to put the recycle bins and the garbage cans almost at the edge of the lane. And sometimes the bins do not get picked up. I mean they could pick them up. After the weather is the same every winter, minus 20 degrees and then thawing. It is not as if it happens once in a while. Now if it were a major blizzard with no visibility I would expect this, but they have no excuse.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
15 Feb 09
It does seem like they could come up with a better system. Even if it means reducing the number of normal pick ups in half in order to get pick ups done in the extreme weather. Good luck!
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Hello Sweet My trash can is emptied every Tuesday am The recycling is picked up every 3 weeks cardboard on one day then cans and glass another. I can have larger items picked up anytime but must call ahead so they send a different truck. xoxoxoxoxo
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
21 Mar 09
We are supposed to have ours picked up once a week. and it gets very hard when the snow is on the ground. What makes me annoyed is when we moved here, there was a place to take our papers and get money from it, but when the city decided that they needed the money rather then us citizens, they got a company to pick up the recyclable, and we were to get lower property taxes as a result. NO such luck.
• United States
15 Feb 09
We do not have that here.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
Cash cow. The city wanted to save on money they would have paid us if we took our recyclable stuff to a center and got paid like the ones people have down in the States.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
I know how you feel as when I lived in Winnipeg I had the same problem. But now I live in Calgary and they don't have recycle pick up at all here. So don't complain too loudly or they may cut it out there too. We get to recycle all of our tin cans and bottles and jars and get money for them so I guess that is why they don't do pick up. We take ours in to a bottle depot and we get money for them. The last time my daughter and I took them in was just on Friday, yesterday, and for four green garbage bags worth we got $24.40. So I don't mind taking them in. And then the stuff that we don't get paid for we have to take to recycle bins at corners of some streets. We're lucky to have one just at the corner of our street so it is easy to just stop on the way to work and drop them in the bins. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
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@GemmaR (8526)
14 Feb 09
Our collecters don't come when they've said they will, and they leave the recyclable things lying on the street for weeks on end. And then they wonder why people don't leave things out for them anymore. Maybe if they'd pick things up when they said they would, more people would be comfortable with leaving things out for them to collect. Otherwise it just makes the street look a complete mess.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
The trouble is they say recycle recycle and get mad if you put it in the garbage can or put it in a bag and leave it at the side of the road and heaven forbid that you actually burn it in your fireplace or in your wood stove! Terrible1
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
14 Feb 09
Where I live we have to take our recyclable material to the bins up town. I have often wondered how seniors get their stuff there once they no longer drive. I did ask and I was told that they then get their children to do it for them. I guess we need to assume everyone has had children and the kids are always at our feet???
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 Feb 09
I never drove and now my husband cannot drive, so we have to get our older son to pick me up to get the groceries. But my husband sits at home, cannot move without the walker, so I do wonder how others get their papers to the recyclable plants especially when they are not open on Saturdays.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I'm fortunate in that my garbage and recycling has never been late in the nearly two years I have lived here. We have some pretty nasty weather, too! But I think our weather isn't as harsh as yours so I can understand your trash not getting picked up. It's frustrating, though, when things keep piling up-I feel as if my house isn't clean when my trash piles up! I don't blame you for dumping those recyclables in the main container!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 Feb 09
It seems that I keep getting missed. I have thought of putting signs saying "This way to --- St. recyclable is in the back,"
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
17 Feb 09
That used to happen here as well and it was very upsetting indeed being the wild animals would have the bags torn to shreds and the recyclables scattered all over looking for food if the bags are out overnight. Now the garbage service picks up the recycle bags along with the garbage and it's sorted back at the plant.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
16 Feb 09
so far we dont have a problems about our garbage even heavy winter.they always picked up on time
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