Tuesday 4 October 2011 11.46am
Yeah, despite being an advocate of hugely increased recycling, I'm just not sure that the bi-weekly collections are a great idea for highly built-up areas.
I think there's much more flexibility in the suburbs, where you can keep track of who's putting what in who's bin, but I've got several local businesses that use our bins as their own, presumably to avoid commercial disposal charges. Virtually impossible to prove, of course, even if the council were able to intervene on this micro-level.
Call me a communist (boroughpaul ;-)) if you like, but surely this is one instance in which loads of 'green' jobs could be created - massive recycling centres, where everything is cleaned/rinsed/sorted, rather than this piecemeal approach we've got now?