Have you ever felt you've 'bin' had?

I, LIKE all good householders, try to recycle as much of my rubbish as I can.

Tuesday, 18th March 2008, 11:02 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:44 pm

I have done so for about 18 years, since Adur District Council pioneered the Blue Box recycling scheme in Shoreham.

Adur was one of the first local authorities in the whole of Europe to encourage domestic recycling.

As a resident, I was proud to be part of such a vital and exciting scheme.

However, with the imminent introduction of wheelie bins in our area, it has come to light that much of what I thought was being recycled is, in fact, being routinely dumped in landfill.

Does it have the recycling symbol? Doesn't matter '“ if Adur and Worthing councils can't get a good price for it, it'll be dumped.

Tin foil, plastic pots and packaging, the lot.

Far from reducing the amount of rubbish I will put in my new wheelie bin, I may well need a bigger one

I'd be interested to know if this situation is well known, or whether I'm the only one who thinks that more should be done by our council.

I wrote to Adur and Worthing several weeks ago, and their reply confirmed this sorry state of affairs.

Ross Wakley

Rosslyn Road