Friday 23 January 2004 10.51am
Is there any limit to the crapness of Southwark Council
when it comes to recycling?
In the absence of a doorstep bottle collection, I have just struggled down Blackfriars Road
with two plastic bags full of empty bottles - only to discover that the bottle banks have disappeared.
In the past, the council has found these bottle banks hard to manage. The recycling bins have been frequently full to overflowing. People have understandably left their bottles next to the bins - only for the council will completely ignore them when it finally gets around to emptying the bins.
The solution? One idea would be to empty the bottle banks more often. It's hardly rocket science. But not Southwark Council
- their wheeze seems to be to abolish the bottle banks altogether.
Does it make anyone else want to weep?