Posted by Thomas Buglass on June 18, 2019, 5:11 pm
We are told by the BOURGH COUNCIL what to recycle and where to put it. Had the recycling bin emptied today and all contents of the bin including the contents of the blue caddy was put in the back of the wagon. There was a box container on the back of the wagon for the contents of the blue caddy but the guy put the contents of the caddy in the bin. What is the point of us recycling our household waste?
Posted by N44 on June 19, 2019, 8:09 am, in reply to "Recycling"
They do the same where I live Thomas. As you say what's the point of seperating the stuff and they dump the whole lot into the wagon so its all mixed.
Posted by trish on June 19, 2019, 11:32 am, in reply to "Re: Recycling"
They are not supposed to. You should report it Thomas.
Posted by Irene Errington on June 19, 2019, 11:43 am, in reply to "Re: Recycling"
Yesterday we had our blue bin emptied and their was two lorries one for the black box and second one for the blue bin. That doesn’t normally happen perhaps new system starting.
Posted by Barrie Mortimer on June 19, 2019, 12:16 pm, in reply to "Re: Recycling"
Just over the border here in Scotland we have black bins emptied one week and blue bins the next. Never both on same week, let alone day.
Posted by Irene Errington’ on June 19, 2019, 12:37 pm, in reply to "Re: Recycling"
Perhaps I should have said the black box sits inside the blue box which we only get emptied once a fortnight hope that’s a bit clearer.
Posted by Liz Dance on June 19, 2019, 1:14 pm, in reply to "Re: Recycling"
Here in Herefordshire we have one black bin and one green bin they are emptied on alternate weeks, the service seems to be ok quite well.
Posted by fhead on June 19, 2019, 6:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Recycling"
It's all a load of rubbish, everyone doing their bit or so they believe,but ultimately only 2/3 Actually gets recycled,the rest goes to landfill
Posted by Mac Cummings on June 20, 2019, 10:41 am, in reply to "Recycling"
A close friend is a leading environmental/recycling researcher. She advises government and local authorities. Her frustration is that Government listen but do not take action and that the LA's who organize the waste arrangements all do it differently. Her answer is one UK wide system (still managed by LA's) with significant investment in modern disposal units funded centrally. This is expensive in the short term but cheaper in the long term plus it almost negates the need for landfill and helps us meet our responsibilities re emissions etc.