Failing To Observe Spanish Bin Laws Can Mean A Large Fine

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  1. Don Quixote

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    Thanks for that.

    When I was in Spain in May I did the bin run first thing in the morning, now I will do it last thing at night(y)
     
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    And so, its just dandy if your house stinks, and is overrun with vermin, as long as you don't let the already smelly street stink. Good plan. o_O No bin problems in Skeggy. (y)
     
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    I have a house in Spain since 1999 and it's the first I've heard of this law....thanks for the heads up!
     
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    That's really interesting. So municipal bins are emptied daily? - I never knew that - how brilliant!
     
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    Yes, I don't know why they don't introduce it here.

    I am sure it would save money.
     
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    Yep, Seen the trucks sometimes very late at night, even into the early hours...
     
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    When they put the bin's out for my apartment there are a steady stream of visitors before the bin men arrive..
    You would not believe how many people get there hands in and search through them !!!!
     
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    We have seen bins with these timetables on them often while touring Spain in the winter. This is not a new thing and it makes sense. The bins are emptied during the night (every night) so the waste isn't in the bins for long. The waste we generate would not stink the van out between breakfast and the times we saw for dumping. ie. 22:00 hrs (8pm). During the winter we have put our rubbish in the bins just before dark or as we find them. I'm sure if the UK adopted a similar system instead of household bins it would be better here. Banks of waste and recycling bins make more sense than a stop at every door for the waggon. After all it is the same companies that are running the system here as well as in Spain.
     
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    You live near to Irishrovers place then??
     
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    Very near...In fact,.. I've gotten some great stuff from Tonka's bin in the past!!!
     
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    Yes, and I can see from your AVATAR that your wearing it. :)
     
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    What a strange comment!
     
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    In Portugal you may put your rubbish in ANY bin... public or private.

    Not aware of any time restrictions.

    Vive La Difference!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    A night-time collection in the UK could be a good thing. The bin lorries could move more freely without creating congestion, they would finish sooner but could I sleep with the sounds of my bin being collected in the night; nice idea though.

    Alan
     
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    @rosalan - don't be daft! How would they be able to see, to empty them, without street lights? It's like the black hole of Calcutta along our road from midnight until morning when there's no moon.
     
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    On a Thursday night we can put out "other stuff" like bulky household items. ie old beds, kitchen units etc..
    Council send a lorry round Friday morning .. However the "Gippo's" get there first and all the scrap metal is taken.
    Good system really..

    Saying that, any metal left at the end of the drive here in UK has gone by morning.. "Scrap fairy".. :)
     
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    Same where we live, JJ - but I am aware other places have restrictions.
     
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    No, not in all areas. Here they are emptied Monday ,Wednesday & Friday , 365 days a year. A bin washing lorry follows the rubbish lorry about an hour after. It is all fully automated 1 man operations. Bin washer man gets qute funny if someone has deposited rubbish in bin between lorry emptying it & the cleaning lorry arriving.:giggle:

    Same here but yes there are time restrictions. All the stickers should now state the time from & too as the sticker shown in that article " after 9pm " are ambiguous as 10 am is after 9pm the night before & the Spaniards aren't slow too mention it if caught ! lol:LOL::LOL:
     
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    You have to ring the council here & they'll arrange to pick it up. Or you can take it to the recycling centre.
    I take my scrap to a scrap yard.
     
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