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Our council has decided to change their waste removal and recycling policy, in particular how frequently they empty the bins. We are now all recycling and having our bins (recyclable and regular waste) removed only every other week. The waste bin stinks now that it is only collected on alternate weeks, it's actually quite disgusting.
The recycling part is fine except for one thing, the council does not provide door to door plastic recycling. We therefore have to take plastic to the recycling plant ourselves or place it in the regular waste bin. I think that the council has completely the wrong idea here. If they want us to take part and embrace recycling, then it should be an all or nothing at all policy. Plastic waste now makes up a large portion of household waste and I just don't have the time to take it two miles to the nearest recycling plant.
Bigger waste bins and recycling for plastic
I think they should provide bigger waste bins and recycling for plastic to encourage people to play their part in being environmentally conscious. I am actually considering leaving my plastic and food waste that won't fit in the bin on the steps of the council. Maybe then they will get the message!
It shouldn't be my job to play bin man when they don't provide us with adequate recycling and waste removal services. Isn't this what we pay our council tax for?