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Down the tip

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 31 December 2010 in Documentary & Street.

It stupid to be excited about this, but one of the best innovations in Reading over the last 5 years has been a new municipal tip!
The old one was so inefficient that a trip to it with re-cycling, garden waste or whatever, inevitably resulted in a minimum 30 minute queue., and going there any-time after Christmas resulted in a 1-2 hour wait.
So it was with those memories that I took our re-cycling 2 days ago. No need to worry- in and out in 10 minutes, including my time in putting the right re-cyclables in the right bins.

Panasonic DMC-TZ7 1/30 second F/3.3 ISO 80 25 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that is-- no, it's not. That's great! Recycling. A great way to ring out the year. ;) Great shot and share. Have a Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2010 5:58am

rem_la from Villiers, France

ca a l'air pratique !

31 Dec 2010 7:05am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice arrangement re-cycling... Interesting ....Best of luck.

31 Dec 2010 7:26am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Reminds me of tonite, loading up the van with groceries with a friend. And then later loading up
the van with the much recycling. Wonderful image, a drive-thru. Happy New Year !!~

31 Dec 2010 7:28am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot and info ... Recycling is protection of our Environment. Wonderful presentation ...
Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New year. All the best for 2011 :)

31 Dec 2010 7:29am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Fascinating shot...well done. This is a scene that is unusual to my eye...we do not recycle here in quite the same way. Thanks for showing us this part of your life ! :-)

31 Dec 2010 8:02am

Sunder from Chennai, India

My first impression was it is a taxi rank in a bus /train station....
Looks a very well maintained recycle centre...The one in Soton wasnt as good....but then that is going back 7 years...Maybe now it has all changed....
Have a happy,healthy 2011.

31 Dec 2010 9:31am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Whaha, I really thought it was an airport :) What a huge building and a great way to clean up the old year and start with a clean sheet ;) Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2010 10:32am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Yep really good these new tips, nobody says it but the council have got this one right. All the best mate and see you in the new year.

31 Dec 2010 10:38am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What can you say, looks very posh, hope there not adding the cost to your council tax

31 Dec 2010 10:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

and there was I thinking it was an Airport shot at first glance.
We just have a row of skips
Here in the Sticks :)
Have a great New Year Chris

31 Dec 2010 11:02am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Happy New Year 2U as well. You English blokes what pray tell is a tip. For me at least it's what I give the waiter for good service! LOL!

31 Dec 2010 11:34am

@J.R.: "Tip" a place you tip rubbish/garbage or what Americans call Crap(Crap means something completely different in UK English, and is reasonably rude!!!!!!)

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

I thought it was a ferry terminal, but you're going to tidy the new year.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2010 12:46pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Great! My best wishes for the new year!

31 Dec 2010 12:51pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

What you were writing here is all for men . HAve no clue what is that ;)))

Have a great New Year Eve and fantastic 2011 !!!!

31 Dec 2010 12:56pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A great shot and a great way to recycle! All things come to an end:)
Wish you,and your family a happy new year!

31 Dec 2010 12:59pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

An New year in the air!

31 Dec 2010 1:26pm

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

We have about the same in Belgium, in a not covered area (unfortunately). Hopefuly, we don't need to transport the old Christmas trees to re-cycling bins... Have great fun for New Year Eve !

31 Dec 2010 1:42pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

I´m in a weird, philosophical mood these days - so i´d like to think of this picture as an analogy for the end of this or any year - sorting out the things to keep and the ones to give away ;D Thanks for your company during this year Chris!

31 Dec 2010 3:19pm

@daniela scharnowski: That was indeed the idea of the shot. Getting rid of the old-making space for the new

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Interesting. Have a very Happy New Year. LARRY

31 Dec 2010 3:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat! happy new year!!

31 Dec 2010 3:41pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this very practical arrangement that speed up the dumping of trash. Have a great New Year.

31 Dec 2010 3:44pm

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Fancy tip. Great idea.

31 Dec 2010 4:21pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

All the best for the New Year!

31 Dec 2010 5:32pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Happy New Year Chris!

31 Dec 2010 6:07pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Chuck out the old to make way for the new.
Goodbye 2010, wishing you and your family great fortunes in 2011.

31 Dec 2010 6:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Not stupid friend! It is great and appreciated. A good municipal service makes life easier for citizens!
Congratulations on your time well spent and happy new year! A hug Adela

31 Dec 2010 7:04pm

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

aye. spot on.

31 Dec 2010 7:13pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A great way to see the old year out - recycling your used glass, paper and plastic We are very lucky in Auckland, we have colour bins that we put out on the sidewalk and they are collected. Happy New Year to you and yours.

31 Dec 2010 7:14pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Good grief looks like an airport terminal! We still have rusty ladder platforms and have to tip into separate large lorry container skips! Mind you, Reading has always been a bit posh - I believe you have a nice Waitrose as well!!!

Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2010 8:46pm

@Philip: It's all part of a closed loop system...Waitrose-Tip-Tip-Waitrose!

David from Avranches, France

Very nice, this is a very clean tip with everything perfectly marked out. Im not used to these standards. I like it.

31 Dec 2010 8:48pm

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran

Happy new year...

: )

31 Dec 2010 9:07pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Great capture of what we should all be doing now... good for Reading!

31 Dec 2010 9:14pm

marci from in, Morocco

wishing you health, happiness, and many photo opportunities in the coming new year!

31 Dec 2010 9:52pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

you're dead right, and the hi-viz people are polite, almost inconceivable. ....

31 Dec 2010 10:09pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Never seen such a market where so many cars can park!
Happy new year!!

31 Dec 2010 10:43pm

myky from London, Canada

Ahhh...finding gratitude and excitement (and photo opportunities) in everyday life...not so bad!!!
Wishing you all the best in 2011.

31 Dec 2010 10:55pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

all the best for the coming year, my friend. Looking forward to great images

31 Dec 2010 11:57pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - this is fantastic! I thought it was an airport as well. It's so seriously organized! unbelievable. I don't see the states every getting this right. Congrats on getting them in the right bins! There should be a award for that! Great shot - Happy New Year!! I look forward to many wonderful images from you as usual!

1 Jan 2011 3:05am

Franz from Baden, Austria

glad for you! i remember the time not too long age when i was made fun of in england when i mentioned the way we recycle things in my country, and people who had been to "the continent" mocked the idea of different bins for different materials! your photo gives me hope that there always the possibility of learning and of changing one's ways! in this joyful spirit - a happy and prosperous new year to you, chris!

1 Jan 2011 2:37pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

anything that makes it easier to do things for the environment is good.

1 Jan 2011 2:43pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

An everyday activity - caught rather well !

3 Jan 2011 9:21am

Panasonic DMC-TZ7
1/30 second
F/3.3
ISO 80
25 mm (35mm equiv.)