You asked for opinions on your piece about the proposal to move to fortnightly bin collections in 2019.
I’m all for it. I’m sure our cash-strapped council can find a more pressing use for the money – social services most urgently, I’d suggest.
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We only put a single black bag into our bin every week.
Our recycling bin, by contrast, we almost always fill, but that’s already collected every fortnight, so I don’t think it’ll make much difference.
I don’t believe that the primary motivation for the council is to encourage recycling, but I agree that it I think it will improve people’s behaviour – especially if the larger recycling bins are made more readily available.
An outstanding question for me is: what’s the suggestion for the green garden refuse bins that we currently pay £80 a year for?
That bin tends to be a bit of a famine or a flood here – we fill it in the summer when things are growing and then again around this time of year with leaves.
December through to April I don’t know that we’ll be putting it out at all.
Anyway, I would hope the fee will drop by half if the service provided follows suit.
The Close, Shoreham
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