Excavating rubbish......

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Best part of the forum for it I thought. :D

In some of my spare time I am a Womble. Simple process, go out locally picking up rubbish dumped by "tossers".
There are also group events, a bit like detecting except you don`t actually need permission because it is in public places as such.
Engaging with councils is a 100% no go - the paperwork is bonkers, more reasons not to do stuff than to do it.
This Sunday saw a 2 hour "group pick" on my patch.
There was a particularly rubbish bound ditch next to the local park.
17 Wombles launched an assault, 46 bags of rubbish, about 1/2 ton of fly tipped timber, a 5 bar gate, a tyre, a sewing machine, a clock, various roadsigns and a 1917 WW1 Bayonet!
Oldest crisp packet - when were Bacon Fries 20p? Oldest chocolate wrapper - Chomp priced at 10p.
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And the WW1 Bayonet.
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:o :thumbdown:

Good on yer for undertaking this sort of work. Never fails to anger me what and where people will dump stuff :evil:
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Well done for that, admirable cause but obviously its something that shouldnt need doing.
And a bayonet too :shock: the mind boggles...

Gonna move it to general though as Bottle Digging is, well, just that digging bottles :thumbsup:

Ohh wait, we dont have a General chat....that was many moons ago ....ahem...it can live here for now until i maybe sort out a "wombles" forum :thumbsup:
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Well done to you and your group. :clapping:
10p Chomp bars 1998.
Probably collectors out there for the bayonet.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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We did a local river clean up couple of years ago . Got to be honest , the local council were really helpful . Supplied all the bags , the prongs and collected the pile of rubbish and took it away at the end of the day .
Surprisingly the river was fairly clean considering it ran through a small market Town . :thumbsup:
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When we do the village clear up it’s wine bottles (90% rose! :Thinking: ), beer bottles, cans and general rubbish. Nothing interesting, just the strong opinion that there is at least one alcoholic who lives or passes through the village!

Great thing to do, well done John and the team :thumbsup:
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Good on ya :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:54 pm When we do the village clear up it’s wine bottles (90% rose! :Thinking: ), beer bottles, cans and general rubbish. Nothing interesting, just the strong opinion that there is at least one alcoholic who lives or passes through the village!

If it's nobody you know, who does that leave? :lol: :lol:
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Pete E wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:39 pm If it's nobody you know, who does that leave? :lol: :lol:
:rollinglaughing: :rollinglaughing: OG has been Rumbled
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First of all very well done to jcmaloney and the team for collecting all the rubbish :thumbsup: :Star:

Oxgirl wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:54 pm When we do the village clear up it’s wine bottles (90% rose! :Thinking: ), beer bottles, cans and general rubbish. Nothing interesting, just the strong opinion that there is at least one alcoholic who lives or passes through the village!

Great thing to do, well done John and the team :thumbsup:
Who is Rose that drinks 90% of the wine?.

Coincidentally the number of gin bottles found in road side hedges around here decreased after an old gentleman passed away very many years ago.

Another coincidence is that since a small stables just outside of the village that had a few horses from it come into the village and then up the hill overlooking it every day has closed the amount of drinks cans / cigarette packets / chocolate bar wrappers has drastically decreased on that road. On my walks I would frequently take a carrier bag and fill with rubbish on this section of road.

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Alongside the Wombling I also mounted a one man campaign to get some bins as there are several schools, football pitches, tennis courts and a cycle circuit on the same stretch of road but there were no bins yet a huge 7 day a week "footfall".

My inner womble was most pleased on Monday.... Victory!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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