About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Carrot and Parsnip growing Plans

As I found myself in town last week with the trailer on i thought I'd just pop round to my local scrappy for a couple of your bog standard blue barrels as i need a couple more so as to grow a few more long Carrots and Parsnips next season. Simple request you'd think but oh no Environment wont allow them to deal in them as they have to go to Warrington now for shredding and recycling. Next i tried the local brewery that has empty ones stacked up by the hundreds and another local warehouse. Same answer if you havent got a waste disposal liecence you cant have em, we have to pay thousands to send them to Warrington. I was never keen on Warrington anyway but by now I'm sick of the place. Mentioned my problem in passing to a farming friend today and he said i just picked some up that were dumped you can have them if you want. Success at last.


Veg4Show said...

You use to able to get these really easy for free, no one wanted them. Now its got to the point where people actually steal them off the allotment because demand is so high. No one will give them you and they cost a fair bit to buy.

The other option of course is you know the council does the recycle scheme with compost bins etc, well I have a friend who works for them who said they chuck hundreds of them away everyday. Hopefully he is going to bring a few my way. With a raised bed underneath they do just as good a job.

The problem the council had was no one wanted to recycle and make compost so they ended up with yards full of the things. I don't know how easy it would be to get them tho if you don't know anyone who works for them.

Simon (Smithyveg) said...

Pathetic....hasn't this country just gone to the soddin health and safety dogs! LOL

JAMES said...

Nice to hear i'm not the only one who get's frustrated, sometimes it seems to me we are skinking in rules.