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My indignation over Trafford Council's new waste scheme
12:33pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Your Letters
I WOULD like to add my indignation to the manner in which Trafford Council has forced through the issue of weekly bin collections throughout the borough.
It claims to have a mandate to implement these changes on the basis of interviewing 4,200 households.
How can this number be representative of a borough whose total population numbers 260,000?
I myself have yet to meet anyone who was presented with a questionnaire asking for their views.
I understand that Manchester City Council introduced the fortnightly grey bin collection recently, but at least it had the foresight to provide 240 litre bins as opposed to the inadequate 140 litre bins that Trafford is providing.
Does the council really think that the seven litre caddy provided for food waste will provide the solution?
Mr Olliver (Messenger, March 7) is correct when he states that it is food packaging and not waste which constitutes most of the rubbish in the grey bins.
The notion of ‘improving your refuse collection’ on Trafford's website is a fallacy.
Trafford Council has conned us.
How ironic that the photograph which appeared [on the letters’ page] last week was of a grey squirrel.
These and other types of vermin will have a field day with the garbage in overflowing grey bins.
Geoff Sambrook, address supplied
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