Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mid Norfolk
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My combi-boiler is in the utility room and I always take the washing-up bowl to fill it from the nearby tap, thus reducing the amount of water being run-off before it gets hot.
The "hot (but actually cold)" run-off water is collected in empty milk bottles, then used to water the house plants.
Being Norfolk, we have a green wheelie-bin which is for land-fill rubbish and a black wheelie-bin which is for recycling!
The range of recycling contents is quite wide and must just be placed in unwrapped in a mixed state: glass, paper, card, metal, foil, plastics, so pretty good.
However, I have had problems persuading my son that putting a plastic yoghurt pot inside a cardboard cereal pack is not helpful.