We have not embraced your waste policy, we are just following the law

Messenger Newspapers: We have not embraced your waste policy, we are just following the law We have not embraced your waste policy, we are just following the law

(RE: Residents embrace recycling changes, Messenger January 23)

FAR from embracing the recycling policy of the council or indeed supporting it as Cllr Mitchell says, the public are in the main only complying with the law as laid down.

You might as well say that the public are embracing and supporting benefit cuts as laid down by the Government.

The provision of bins for those other than in single dwellings is woefully inadequate and despite regular visits to the council offices, little is done.

Also, the tail is wagging the dog, ie: the waste collection companies leave the emptied bins scattered in all directions in an effort to finish early, but there is a raft of instructions for residents putting them out for collection. Woe betide anyone who dares to break them.

Indeed, the last time I took to comment, it was concerning an elderly woman who was threatened with prosecution, some years ago, for the mortal sin of putting the wrong waste in the wrong bin. (This article appeared on the front page of Messenger).

So let’s have less of the mealy mouthed rhetoric from council officials who toe the party line, in this outgoing administration.

George Burnett, Sale (address supplied)

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11:38am Tue 28 Jan 14

rockinrocky_robin says...

The new system hasn't caused us any problems, we've been recycling of our own backs for years and now the council have made it much easier for us by providing the relevant bins and collections

Perhaps it would be a different story if an incentive were introduced, say a reduction in council tax for those who bother to recycle and an increase for those who don't
The new system hasn't caused us any problems, we've been recycling of our own backs for years and now the council have made it much easier for us by providing the relevant bins and collections Perhaps it would be a different story if an incentive were introduced, say a reduction in council tax for those who bother to recycle and an increase for those who don't rockinrocky_robin
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