Broken poles!

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  1. LaughingHeart

    LaughingHeart Read Only Funster

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    Your awnining or your gazebo etc, did not fair well in the wind and now you have an anoying bent or even broken pole! Do you throw the whole damn thing away? Many people do and that is where this tip comes in! We have now got 'Recycle centers', we used to call 'tips'. That is where all the damaged awnings, gazebos and tents end up!
    Now do you see where I am coming from? I have picked up several sets of poles and even complete awnings etc. I keep them in my garage for spares and donate to charity when some one needs a bit! I usualy ask a fiver....Cheap way to repair!
    So, my tip is ,The Tip.......Paol.
     
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    I remember when I used to go to the local tip with my Dad and we always came back with more than we'd thrown away! Recycling at it's best.
     
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    my local has a shop attached to it now :BigGrin: :thumb:

    on topic, the gazeebo, I can get spares from the maker, online :Wink:
     
  4. madbluemad

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    Do you know what guys, not being rude or offensive in any way but I think I can find better and healthier things to do than root around the local tip.

    Jim
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    Are you sure, it sounds like fun to me
     
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    Yep, I'm certain.

    Jim

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  7. GJH

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    Not at all. I regularly take Jill up to our local site at Haverton Hill when I have a clear out. Not too often though, I don't want to spoil her with too many treats :Laughing:

    Actually I don't make her root round the stuff there - but she does help me unload the car :Laughing:

    Graham
     
  8. pappajohn

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    overpicking would be nice as iv seen many good items thrown away but.....scarborough council have posted notices saying overpicking is strictly not allowed under any circumstances.

    its supposed to be a recycling center but 99% of the stuff ends up in landfill. :Eeek:

    no logic as usual.:Angry:
     
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    The best thing about the Sita site at Haverton Hill is that they actually do recycle the vast majority of stuff - Sita.

    Graham
     
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    I think more to the point, the tip staff want to sift through it first.
    Nigel and Pamala
     
  11. LaughingHeart

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    There aint no rootin' Jim, Everthing saleable is displayed. Bit like an old time junk shop. You drive in put what you want by your vehicle and toot your horn when ready to pay. ...........A 'rootin', tootin' tip!...........Ouch!!.......I will close the door behind me.
     

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