Failed efforts to recycle

I have noticed that the cost of garden sacks has gone up, yet again!

Sunday, 29th May 2016, 3:18 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:27 am

I am somewhat confused by this. We pay council tax which includes bin collections, which include recycling bins. Garden waste is recyclable and if I bring my garden waste to the tip it gets mulched and then sold back to me......thus making more money for the council!

If we are to recycle our garden waste then the cost of 90 pence per bag is for a normal wage earner or pensioner a prohibitive cost since come spring and autumn quite a few sacks are needed for average sized gardens.

The price has virtually doubled within five years at a time of practically no inflation or indeed wage rises (yes, I do have fantasies now and then) and I have not noticed that the price of paper has gone up proportionate.

A very sad side effect of this is the burning of waste in gardens, often burning too high and hot with materials added that create so much pollution that I keep my windows closed in the evenings when neighbours burn their waste. A dangerous way of getting rid of waste. Surely this is an indication of failed recycling efforts.

A Parker

Chester Ave


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