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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Oct 2014, 01:24
I thought the gulls would be an important tool in keeping Bath clean, Lisl.
Lisl: They do their bit, Ray, but they wake the tourists up, and the tourists don't like it
Cool Lisl... i never saw a Solar Compactor before...
do they also have one for the gulls droppings grin
Lisl: You can put just about everything in, Peter
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands..................
  • 31 Oct 2014, 05:01
Now that is a great sign. Put the litter in the bin and CLOSE the lid....
These predators are nasty...
Lisl: The Bath Great Black-backed Gulls actually feature in a new book on Urban Natural History - someone has been watching their nicer habits
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Oct 2014, 06:11
Lisl: The BigBelly Solar bin harvests energy from the sun and uses it to compact waste to an eight of its size. It runs on a 12v battery, and needs just eight hours of sunlight per month to function as intended.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Oct 2014, 06:31
Oh, Britain is really leading in conserving energy!
Lisl: So far I have only seen them in Bath, Philine
I read your response to Philine and am delighted by such innovation, Lisl. YAY!
Lisl: Good, eh, Ginnie?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Oct 2014, 06:56
And they have these in a number of languages too Lisl
Lisl: Yes - you have been round the back, Chris
  • Richard Trim
  • I am in Sussex for a few days
  • 31 Oct 2014, 07:17
Posh sign isn't it.
Lisl: Posh City, Richard!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 31 Oct 2014, 08:27
Ha ha ha I can just imagine this full of compacted gulls Lisl.
Lisl: What a thought, Chad - I suppose at one time they would have smelt fishy, but who knows now............
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2014, 08:35
Quite right, too. They have a few of these compactors in Bournemouth from what I saw towo weeks ago. I wonder just how well they work? It's a £1000 fine for feeding the gulls in Aldeburgh; well, it would had been if there had been any police to enforce the law.
Lisl: Wow - that is a hefty fine - more than for dog fouling round here
Does this machine gobble up seagulls?
Lisl: It does, Suzanne - if you sit quietly with your binoculars, you may see it happen!
They should shove the gulls in the solar compactor
Lisl: What a thought, Bill - you should see them washing themselves in the Weir, all taking turns
We have lots of gulls and I suppose their droppings are messy but rain takes them away eventually. They clean up lots of areas too.
Lisl: The tourist board doesn't like them, as these sit on the roof-tops and wake the tourists first thing in the morning with their harsh cries
Wow, Bath is using the most modern machinery Lisl! I like its design.
Lisl: It's a Heritage City now, Richard - got to keep up!
If that is the case the gulls won't be the ones with the big bellies. What an amusing contraption
Lisl: I prefer litter bins that you can chuck your rubbish into. This sort has a bar that you push down and it is usually sticky
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Oct 2014, 11:07
Waking the tourists? I thought it would be for saving Lord Somerset's head and face from gull leftovers smile Interesting contraption - solar compactor - live and learn.
Lisl: A bit of everything, Louis
My first thought was that it was a place to get rid of gulls grin A solar compactor - ingenious!
Lisl: Ha! I see what you mean, Martin. I do wonder what sort of stuff goes into these, could even be a gull sometimes!
Does the sign top left mean you mustn't give the gulls cigarettes either, Lisl?
Lisl: No,that's allowed, Pauline!
I wonder how long it will take for these to reach Cornwall. The bins not the gulls as we have plenty of them
Lisl: So far I haven't seen them anywhere else, Janet
I'll vote for that!
Lisl: They are certainly smell-free, Tom
When we arrived at Sidmouth two weeks ago the manager at the hotel asked the whole coach party not to feed the Gulls because they are a nuisance, and some of them are absolutely huge!
Lisl: Some years ago, a Gull filched a whole piece of fish I was eating at Ilfracombe, Brian. My companions didn't even see it happen!
What is a solar compactor?
Lisl: The BigBelly Solar bin harvests energy from the sun and uses it to compact waste to an eight of its size. It runs on a 12v battery, and needs just eight hours of sunlight per month to function as intended.

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