Please don't slam the lid.

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Rampage
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Please don't slam the lid.

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It is to be applauded the fact that Lagoa Camara and Carvoeiro have installed recycling bins throughout the area rather than having all waste chucked in dumpsters for landfill. However, the design on the bins has a flaw - the rubber seals on the inside of the lids perishes in no time in the Portuguese heat, meaning that the lid/bin contact is metal on metal. So, if the lid is let go the noise of it hitting the bin is like a steel panel being beaten. We have two sets of recycling bins within 20 metres of our house and the cacophony of bin slamming all day and into the night is appalling. This month it is at the worst ever due to the number of tourists. I am hoping that this post will be read by tourists who might think about closing bib lids rather than slamming them, and by local officials who might rethink the lid seal design.
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I fully sympathise with you. We have a property on Rocha Brava and whilst the recycling bins are plastic the incessant noise of bottles being thrown into them, particularly in the summer months and seemingly at any time of day, is enough to drive you mad at times.
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Post by djprescott »

I always said recycling was bad for you!! :wink:
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