Rais­ing a din over bins

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

Novem­ber 9, I placed the re­cy­cling out as usual in the morn­ing around 7.45am at my prop­erty.

This re­mained there on the kerb­side all day un­til 6.30pm when it still had not been col­lected and I took the bins back into my yard

Imag­ine my sur­prise when at 8.30pm that evening I hear the clink of glass bot­tles in the dis­tance and I re­alised that the re­cy­cling truck is just around the cor­ner, a mad rush to put the bins back out for col­lec­tion.

Then to my sur­prise two con­tain­ers of plas­tics (milk bot­tles) etc were left out on the curb.

Now I do con­cede that these were not in ap­proved col­lec­tion bins and as ex­plained by the col­lec­tion driver they can’t col­lect from un­ap­proved bins.

How­ever, this is­sue was over­come by de­cant­ing the con­tents of the un­ap­proved bins into mine and the neigh­bours empty ap­proved bins, which were then placed across the road and col­lected when the re­cy­clers did the other side of the street.

Never in the last 10 yrs have the S.W Achieve­ment Cen­tre not taken the con­tents of any bin/con­tainer that has been put out for col­lec­tion af­ter con­sci­en­tiously re­cy­cling for all this time

I also note that we were the last few houses to be col­lected from for the Fri­day evening and that the col­lec­tors were back out in our area on Satur­day at 7.30am, which makes me won­der how many oth­ers may have brought the re­cy­cling in on Fri­day night think­ing it wasn’t to be col­lected and may have there­fore missed the col­lec­tion on Satur­day morn­ing and now have the re­cy­cling to dis­pose of them­selves. D Phayer Toko­roa re­fused any re­cy­cling. I feel that you are not do­ing me any favours, I am do­ing you a favour by re­cy­cling and hav­ing less to go to the dump.

I sup­pose now once the coun­cil bins are full the rest will have to go into the coun­cil rub­bish bag or the wheelie bin which de­feats the pur­pose of re­cy­cling.

Your new sys­tem sucks. J Dadley Toko­roa

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