Where does all the rubbish go?
Maybe the Pig Bins really do go to pigs. That used to be the case, but after outbreaks of swine fever, that has all been stopped. So who is eating it now ? Maybe a pop-up restaurant or a quickly moving on roadside cafe.
The garden bins are made into compost and sold back to gardeners. This is a clever bit of commercial enterprise by the Council. You might even say it was downright cheek, since they now charge extra for having garden bins in the first place. You could of course have a compost heap in your garden and save the Council doing all that running around.
The wonderful recycling bin, with its shiny bright blue lid, sucks in everything like a black hole. In turn it creates hundreds of jobs for sorters. Paper sorters, cardboard sorters, plastic sorters, bottle sorters, metal collectors and sorters for all the left overs. Of course we don’t do that sorting in our country, we send recycled waste to be sorted halfway around the world, so someone else can do the messy job. The carbon footprint of transporting the rubbish by supertanker to the sorting hubs in the third world, probably contributes more to global warming. But hey, who cares, it enables the politicians and the local councils to claim that they are doing their bit to save the environment.
Finally, the general waste is reluctantly sent to landfill. Obviously over time, as we all get much more efficient at eliminating general waste, there may be nothing left to fill all the 10,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.