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22/8/2013 at 10:29am
 Location: East Yorkshire
 Outfit: Hyundai i800 Jamet Arizona TT
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In July I picked up a scooter for my daughter at the bins- absolutely nothing wrong with it, in fact it was in better condition than the one she was using!
Over the years I've picked up a nearly new picnic table, windbreak, numerous buckets and spades, a buggy, a fishing line and nets, spare poles and guys.... The list goes on! All perfectly functional, some nearly new!

Ruth


22/8/2013 at 11:38am
 Location: Sheffield
 Outfit: Vango Tempest 200 - Higear Rock 4
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Their loss is what i say. I've taken a few things people have just dumped and nothing up with them. Chairs and bedding seems to be thing i see binned most. Cheap prices at supermarkets creates this idea its easier to bin and replace then pack up, take home and store.

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22/8/2013 at 11:59am
 Location: Newton le Willows LANCASHIRE
 Outfit: Burnt out wreck
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Last week we were at Wolds Way getting a Dandy Trailer which we had been given ready for use...We found 2 large windbreaks, the type used on the beach which we didn't need so we took them adjacent to the rubbish point on the site...They had gone before the end of the day. We didn't have any use for them so what's wrong with leaving them for someone who could use them ? We would only have taken them home and dumped them at the council tip.


22/8/2013 at 2:03pm
 Location: Derby.
 Outfit: Karsten 350+Awnings
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Quote: Originally posted by Safeway56 on 22/8/2013
Last week we were at Wolds Way getting a Dandy Trailer which we had been given ready for use...We found 2 large windbreaks, the type used on the beach which we didn't need so we took them adjacent to the rubbish point on the site...They had gone before the end of the day. We didn't have any use for them so what's wrong with leaving them for someone who could use them ? We would only have taken them home and dumped them at the council tip.



If you had, it would have been domestic waste, so other than your actual trip to the tip, it would have cost you nothing.
If the camp site dispose of the same items, it is classed as trade waste, and as such, said camp site must pay for its disposal!

Having said that, I totally agree it's a good idea to give someone else the opportunity to skank it... sorry, to make good use of it!

If a camp site offers a "recycling area" for this purpose, then great. However, if they don't, I'd be tempted to ask the site owners if they minded me putting it by the bins (for the purpose of re-cycling) or if they rather I take it home for disposal. I certainly wouldn't just dump it by the bins.... not in daylight, anyway!!



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22/8/2013 at 3:49pm
 Location: None Entered
 Outfit: None Entered
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All gone home not a soul in site (on site).

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22/8/2013 at 3:56pm
 Location: Oxford
 Outfit: helsport Kongsvold
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Absolutely, whilst you or other campers might feel you are doing each other a favour the poor campsite owner has to dispose of or store all that stuff and I'm sure discarded camping equipment is the last thing a campsite owner is going to be short of.

I have seen such an area on a campsite before and it stated working items only, but suprise suprise it was mostly filled up with broken items. Most of these items are bulky and cost a lot to dispose of as trade waste.



22/8/2013 at 5:07pm
 Location: GATESHEAD
 Outfit: Shiney new ALASKAand tent collection
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After Glastonbury 2009---5,500 tents-400 gazebo,s--9,500 roll mats--6,500 sleeping bags--3,500 air-beds and 2,200 chairs left behind. This year there was even an abandoned caravan minus its wheels! The organisers are trying to promote the purchasing of good quality camping gear in the hope that it wont be left behind.

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22/8/2013 at 5:19pm
 Location: Cumbernauld Scotland
 Outfit: Monty 6Icarus 500 Halo 300
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A site I visited earlier this year has a small shed/gallery where he sells all sorts of bits and bobs...among that is various bits that he has saved from the bin...all cleaned...ready for use...and costing pennies rather than pounds....He also hires out camping chairs at a pound a night...From what I could see...all rescued from the bin....

Jelboy.

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22/8/2013 at 5:41pm
 Location: Isle of Mull
 Outfit: 2 x Outwells Kairos 400 Caranex
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jelboy - that site owner is a sensible man. Not only does he not have to pay so much in commercial waste bills but he can make some pennies out of it. The only time (and I've been lucky not to see much dumped) I rescued something was some metal tent poles lying by the remnants of a tent - used these (with a little bit of adjustment) to replace ones that had gone rusty.

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22/8/2013 at 7:53pm
 Location: Oxford
 Outfit: helsport Kongsvold
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over the jubilee the other year we stayed on a site, that was virtually abandoned in the morning, due to stormy weather, loads of tents were just abandoned, we were backpacking so couldn't rescue anything but we did find a four pack of beer which was left behind.



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