Once upon a time we all had one small rubbish bin which was emptied by the Council every week. No fuss, no guidelines and no worries. It just happened.
Now that’s all changed. We are all environmentally friendly and expected to save the world from sinking under the weight of all out waste. Who could possibly disagree with that ?
So now we have 5 bins ! One for food waste, otherwise known as the “pig bin”, although I doubt if the pigs get to eat any of our left overs. Two for garden waste, because bonfires in the garden are not good for global warming, nor the nextdoor neighbour’s washing on the line. Then there is the most virtuous bin, the recycling bin. This is the one that Councils are most proud of. So much so, that they display big signs saying what percentage of waste they have recycled each week. Finally there is the bin you are now almost ashamed to put out on the street, the general waste bin. This is only collected every three weeks, though I don’t doubt that someone in the Council is already thinking about extending it to annual collections once the populous have been fully re-educated about the evils of waste.
There is just one niggle in my mind about all this effort we are putting in to sifting and sorting the rubbish in our lives. What exactly are the Councils doing with all this rubbish?