Guests Rubbish

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I don't mind people leaving their old rubbish in the room, we can clear that when cleaning. We do ask that people leave recyclable like glass/cardboard/magazines next to the bin, most do, some don't. 

Some will use the glass bottle of milk we put in the fridge for them and then throw it in the bin, yeah real green!

As Morticia said elsewhere, don't had me your pile of stinky take-away wrappers to dispose of, put them in the bin outside. People do give me old food they don't want for the hens, which is thoughtful if it's wrapped.

But the one that drives me to distraction, that makes my stomach turn is used tissues. People leave them on the bed, on the side, drop them on the floor in the bedroom and leave them but the one that really makes me want to heave is those that leave them on their breakfast plate for you to clear away. It's disgusting, take it with you and flush it or put it in the bin. angry

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Yesterday, I had a guest walk into the dining room in the middle of breakfast service to hand me their recycling. That one took the cake for me!

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I finally gave in and put a recycling bin in every room.

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China has cut way back on buying recyclable materials from the US, so lately many municipalities are picking up the dumpsters designated as "recycling" and hauling them to landfills. I've watched the trucks pick up the trash and recycle dumpsters and dump both into the same truck. I tell guests "yes, I recycle" to make them feel better.

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I have a friend who works in the paper/cardboard industry. Maybe it will help to know that these companies but truck-fulls of trash (for making paper/pulp sludge) then use it to make "new" paperboard and cardboard for consumer products. 

Hopefully this should help what China is not buying, however the downside is these companies buy the recycled material by the pound.

Every once in a while the landfill owners put an engine block or other heavy metal trash in there to boost the price...but it can ruin a chopping machine like nothing else...nothing like an dirty cheat to ruin a good thing...

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And the thing that drives DH mad is, all our rooms have a small china dish marked "Tea bags" for people to put their used bags in. So what do they do, they throw them in the bin which has a nylon liner which then has to be washed because it has tea stains all over it.

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That I can understand...most people aren't used to putting their tea in an appropriate place, they just chuck them. We have to put them in the compost... but guests, never understand this. Of course, we centralized the tea and hot water, so they don't really have the tea bags in their room to toss.... they leave them in the dining room.

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It's next to the kettle, is it really that complicated?

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Nope, but that doesn't mean they see it. I would actually move it to sit right in front of the kettle, so they have to move it out of the way when they use the kettle. They aren't likely seeing it. Or worse.... think that's where you keep them, not want the used teabags. In fact, if it was labelled "Used Teabags" it would likely get more use.

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In fact, if it was labelled "Used Teabags" it would likely get more use.

That's what I thought. As it is now, it looks like where you generally store the unused ones.

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<fx:>slaps forehead</fx>

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I've had guests hand me their garbage at check-in, too. How in the heck do they think that's an appropriate way to greet someone???

I've taken to wearing gloves at all times when handling anything in guests' rooms, including making or stripping the bed. Used tissues are gross. However, I'll take used tissues over the washcloths or hand towels that can stand up by themselves, like that hair gel scene in "Something About Mary" (I know, it's gross but I'm sure we've all found these "gifts" from our guests). In the past, I had to throw these "gifts" away because no amount of scrubbing prevented a stain. Now I just pour on a little Clorox 2 detergent & the stains magically disappear.

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My version is oxy on it and in cold water... because hot water sets the stain.

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I think the most disgusting are the men who leave me a facecloth bundled up next to the bed.... or this week, it was a teenager with a large wet stain on the bed each day. Housekeeper asks us... "peepee?" To which we reply... "Don't ask if you don't really want to know."

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