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Post by Hairyloon on 28th June 2010, 1:36 pm

http://www.leaveleedstidy.com/greenstreets.htm

A non-profit organisation to help reduce the wastefulness of students.
If any of you are in the Leeds area, there is loads of free stuff to be had.
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Post by Jaded Green on 28th June 2010, 10:28 pm

What a good idea. It's amazing what people will throw away.
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Post by Sparhawk on 29th June 2010, 12:12 am


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Post by Hairyloon on 29th June 2010, 10:27 am

Embarassed It's not entirely altruistic: I have been getting paid for some of it... and it's given me a lead into the Student Union where I'm arranging to dispose of their waste oil. Very Happy
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Post by Adrian on 29th June 2010, 11:26 am

Here in NS, twice a year, we have the Spring and Fall pick ups, where folk are encouraged to do the same, leave their major throw outs by the side of the road. It is ostensibly for the garbage collection, but as one mans junk is anothers treasure, then you get folk picking over and taking away amazing stuff.

The main thing is to keep an eye on the verges and the traffic ahaead, as folk are either curb cruising or liable slam on brakes if something choice catches the eye.

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Post by Compostwoman on 29th June 2010, 12:01 pm

Hairyloon wrote:Embarassed It's not entirely altruistic: I have been getting paid for some of it... and it's given me a lead into the Student Union where I'm arranging to dispose of their waste oil. Very Happy

getting paid for work is OK you know... and its all saving stuff from landfill

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Post by Hairyloon on 29th June 2010, 12:10 pm

Compostwoman wrote:getting paid for work is OK you know... and its all saving stuff from landfill
Yeah, I know. I just didn't think I deserved the round of applause.
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Post by Compostwoman on 29th June 2010, 3:07 pm

I think you do, it sounds like a really good thing to be involved with.

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Post by Hairyloon on 29th June 2010, 3:10 pm

Compostwoman wrote:I think you do,
You're probably right, I usually do. Wink
it sounds like a really good thing to be involved with.
It is, but I'm just in it for the money and the girls. Wink
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