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 Post subject: Not collecting stuff
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:32 pm 
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Head is thumping tonight and I'm all over the shop, but wanted a moan....


Clearing bungahell out and saw a builder over the road. Chat to him now and again and offered him some materials that I don't need anymore. Loads of heavy density block, a 3+M steel, concrete, 9ft fence posts, MR-floor boards (the big ones), etc, etc - all those sorts of things.

He'd love them, he said and will get them soon. No worries, I say.

Weeks later, no movement despite a couple of reminders. I saw him again and said "if you don't want/need them anymore, I'll toss them in the skip while I have it". Nooooooooo, he 100% wants it all.

Skip goes, materials STILL there.

Fed up now of reminding him and short of taking them round myself (which I'm not), they are really in my way. Anyhow, brother saw them and asked what I was doing with it all. Explained what was going on and he's coming to get it all on the weekend!!!! I'm sure when bloke over the road see's it all going, he'll be straight over, but he's had months and several reminders.

Why!!!! Why not just say no if you don't want them or better yet, just come get it! It's not like I'm never there.

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 Post subject: Re: Not collecting stuff
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:36 am 
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Some people are just weird.
This would annoy me too.
Recently fixed my brother in law's laptop as an urgent job for him as he needed it for weekend. It's still sat on the side now waiting for collection.


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I don't understand it either, I don't waste any time collecting stuff like that, just in case someone else nabs it! lol.


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Well, it's all going this weekend now. Brother has a van (that's dedication, as he doesn't own one) and he's collecting it all. Thrown in an integrated fridge, freezer and cooker too. Plus tiles and all sorts of other stuff. Here comes space!!! :lol:

I'll bet the bloke comes round when it's all gone and looks put-out.

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I found similar with free cycle. People say they will come to collect and don't. I really do sympathise.

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someone-else wrote:
I found similar with free cycle. People say they will come to collect and don't. I really do sympathise.


With free-cycle and similar I say that the item will be on my driveway from XXtime, if not collected it goes in the bin. Never had a problem yet.


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I had 60 3x2 slabs that I had advertised free for uplift,loads of time wasters and in the end I skipped the lot and low and behold I had umpteen folk saying "I would've taken them.....yeah right."


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We've had stuff offered on freecycle and have had people offer and not turn up and it can be frustrating. On the flip side I often have customers offer me stuff for free , they basically want it gone and it saves them paying for removal or having the hassle of otherwise disposing. If it's utter rubbish I'll say so but if it's offered and decent then I take it straight away or as soon as I can . In the past few weeks I've had four doors , a trampoline , a bike , a portable stable and some garden tools.


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Question is if you get anything on free cycle, Do you need a waste carriers license ? I think you could find you do after you get done.


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thescruff wrote:
Question is if you get anything on free cycle, Do you need a waste carriers license ? I think you could find you do after you get done.


Surely that would only be if you are picking it up for disposal. If you are picking something up to keep or reuse then no way.


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Yes , scruff's comment did make me think and to be honest I can't find a definite answer. the stuff I have picked up recently isn't going to the tip but will be sold on or used by myself so I can't see how it could be classified as waste. Looking on the web it seems that the people who wanted to get rid of those items could be prosecuted for not checking whether I have the correct licences to remove waste but if they were to simply claim that the bike or whatever was a gift?
It certainly seems to be something of a grey area.


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I got stopped taking some off cuts of wood home for the fire, told the cop it waste materials not waste, and he reluctantly let me go.


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Firewood isn't waste material, it's fuel!


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Here's one to consider. I keep the gardens at a mature building converted to separate dwellings and it generates as can be expected a degree of waste. The evergreens, the holly , privet , laurels , yews , that sort of thing go in the bin but the grass cuttings and deciduous leaves go onto a compost heap I've created. When it's rotted down I shall remove it for use on my own property but would it still be classed as waste ?
On the subject of off cuts . If you've paid for the timber I would have thought that even if it were cut up into six inch lengths you would still have a claim to class it as stock , perhaps to use a splices or wedges etc , rather than waste of any sort.
Even if you haven't paid for the timber there still may be a legal basis for that claim. Somewhere on the bookshelf I have a book about coopering and it recalls a case of a cooper who was taken to court for stealing the chippings produced during his work. The case was dismissed and the court ruled that the cooper owned his chippings even though the timber the staves were made from wasn't his in the first place.


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