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mattress disposal

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:33pm
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GLYNNSON

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I've just bought 2 new mattresses, How can I dispose of the old ones?

Alicia 11

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:27pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:27pm

do what everyone else does put them by the bins at the end/beginning of the month and they will be collected by the bulk collection

GLYNNSON

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:43am

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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:43am

Alicia 11 wrote on Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:27pm:

do what everyone else does put them by the bins at the end/beginning of the month and they will be collected by the bulk collection

Thanks, do you know what dates the bulk collections are , I don't want to leave them out too soon as they look so untidy if left any length of time. Thanks again.

Alicia 11

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:58pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:58pm

GLYNNSON wrote on Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:43am:

Thanks, do you know what dates the bulk collections are , I don't want to leave them out too soon as they look so untidy if left any length of time. Thanks again.

it depends on the area ask the townhall and they should tell you when

GLYNNSON

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:23pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:23pm

Thanks Alicia, will do.

Lyn77

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:15pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:15pm

You should have gone to a company who takes the old ones away for you.  Similarly if you buy new electrical appliances.  A lot less hassle.  

Matthew

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:02am

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Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:02am

Lyn77 wrote on Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:15pm:

You should have gone to a company who takes the old ones away for you.  Similarly if you buy new electrical appliances.  A lot less hassle.  

Good on ya! Lyn. And you don't get too many compliments from me. I'm sure mattresses should be disposed of legally. Leaving them for collection by local authorities is against the law and cheapskating, not to mention polluting. 

We're talking about mattresses here, not cardboard boxes.

GLYNNSON

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:57pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:57pm

Matthew wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:02am:

Good on ya! Lyn. And you don't get too many compliments from me. I'm sure mattresses should be disposed of legally. Leaving them for collection by local authorities is against the law and cheapskating, not to mention polluting. 

We're talking about mattresses here, not cardboard boxes.

I was under the impression bulk collection included mattresses and i object to being accused of cheap skating. If you cannot give a useful reply to a genuine enquiry then keep your opinions to yourself.

Matthew

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03pm

GLYNNSON wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:57pm:

I was under the impression bulk collection included mattresses and i object to being accused of cheap skating. If you cannot give a useful reply to a genuine enquiry then keep your opinions to yourself.

I post as best I can. I don't need a lesson on how to post. If you have to be informed that dumping mattresses in a public place is illegal there is not point in communicating with you. Most would have learnt this from around age 5.

Look at this in a different way. I probably saved you a fine from the Policía Local and from a lot of talk from your neighbours.

psy1967

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:25pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:25pm

Matthew wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03pm:

I post as best I can. I don't need a lesson on how to post. If you have to be informed that dumping mattresses in a public place is illegal there is not point in communicating with you. Most would have learnt this from around age 5.

Look at this in a different way. I probably saved you a fine from the Policía Local and from a lot of talk from your neighbours....

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I think you may have missed the point, Matthew.  The ayuntamiento set a date once or twice a month when they ask you to leave large items of rubbish, including mattresses, next to the bins, and they go equipped to remove them.  That isn't dumping, it is taking advantage of the service offered for the safe and ecologically sound disposal of waste.  On Alicia's suggestion, Glynnson seems to be planning to check the date with his ayuntamiento so that he can do just that, so claiming to have saved him a fine from the Policia seems a little wide of the mark.  

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