Kerbside re­cy­cling to come at last

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY - SHARON SMALLWOOD Edi­tor

WHENEVER a friend from else­where vis­its me here in the Whit­sun­days, they can scarcely be­lieve we don’t have kerbside re­cy­cling. And it’s easy to see why. When I left my home city of Bris­tol in the UK at the ten­der age of about 21, we were al­ready kerbside re­cy­cling with vigour.

And that was about 20 years ago.

Add to that what “brand Whit­sun­days” stands for and to not re­cy­cle here just doesn’t stack up.

As our mayor An­drew Will­cox said this week, the Whit­sun­days is syn­ony­mous with clean, green, pris­tine liv­ing.

Not be­ing able to re­cy­cle, is not.

So I agree that Tues­day was a mo­men­tous day in the his­tory of our com­mu­ni­ties.

Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil should be ap­plauded for fi­nally tak­ing that step to im­ple­ment a ser­vice we should have had years ago.

Of course there are rea­sons why we haven’t had kerbside re­cy­cling for all this time.

Our re­mote ge­o­graph­i­cal lo­ca­tion and rel­a­tively small pop­u­la­tion does pose some chal­lenges.

And it will also mean a cost.

At this stage coun­cil es­ti­mates it will add $140 per year to our rates.

I hope it’s a cost ratepay­ers are happy to bear.

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