This reminds me a funny story. When I lived at Four Seasons Park, right when it first opened, the Management company had a 'revolving door' on it as they could never find anyone to run the place for more than a few months. As a result, they were forever sending out unintentionally funny memos to the residents.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, I've stayed clear of the plastic bag discussion for exactly the same reason. If you use the NTUC plastic bags for your garbage they fit just nicely into the standard refuse chute in your flat. If we don't get them shopping then we have to actually pay for the things. They could use biodegradable plactic bags however.yoongf wrote:I am so curious..
As a typical local grown up with plastic bags, I reuse the shopping bags to dispose of my daily garbage. There is no massive buildup of bags in my home.
I would think it's a real mess throwing stuff down the chute without bagging them. Isn't that the standard practice among the expats too?
One such missive kindly asked 'the residents to stop throwing heavy objects down the refuse shoot as it was injuring the cleaners'. I lived on the 27th floor, so presumably anything when hurled down 27 floors would certainly feel heavy when it met with an immovable object, like one of the cleaners.
But of course, here's the thing -- when we threw our spent orchids, (in the pots mind you), down the shoot or wine bottles -- we had no idea there might be a person below! We just liked to listen to the satisfying sound such objects made as they bounced their way down the aluminum shoot.
Without telling us, with out closing the chutes, without telling their cleaners of the potential risk, in the middle of the day, they would send people into the collection area where 70+ apartment's worth of trash would come hurdling down at unpredictible times and injurious speeds. And then try to blame us.
Needless to say that management company did not last long.