Just got this Good Evening, Sir. I was recently reading your blog, and I thought...
Why is there no comment on the hideous and environmentally unfriendly blue lidded recycling bins? Huttonian, you should be at the helm of the community on this one! One of your Whitsome correspondents lives in a row of 7 cottages to which 5 were delivered and solemnly counted out by the expensive hired van with its 2 staff. The bins were all ajar and none closed properly until the second week, by which time water had got into them from the lousy weather. None of the bins had the full complement of items explaining at great length all the bits that can’t be recycled (most of your rubbish, thanks to Messrs Morrison, etc) let alone the bag that allows you to keep a dustbin extension of garbage in your very own kitchen for up to a fortnight. Rural areas are just a hideous welter of these plastic aliens. Why didn’t they at least order aesthetic green ones like those enjoyed by the couthy burghers of Edinburgh? There was a rumour that the collection was to be fortnightly but, no further notice having been given, both types of bin are being collected weekly. Following collection there is a competition between the bin people to spread the bins across any place where it might cause maximum disruption to a motor vehicle.
Yrs in the highest of dudgeon,
And this : Good Morning, Sir. I was recently reading your blog, and I thought...
The new and very hideous rubbish bins have been delivered – 5 for a row of 7 cottages. Why on earth can’t they at least give us green ones like the posh folk in Edinburgh? It’s all supposed to be in a green cause. Given all the restrictions on what we can put in them I’m surprised they bother. Now how do I recycle all the excess clear plastic recycling bags? And, oh, the ruddy things don’t shut properly either.
Yours in despair
Rees I. Kohl