Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

I FIND the ac­cu­sa­tions that the new bin col­lec­tion pro­ce­dures from lo­cal coun­cil tax pay­ers are ‘con­fus­ing and be­wil­der­ing’ (‘Teams aim to beat bin be­wil­der­ment’, June 8) as to­tally un­ac­cept­able, and the fur­ther sug­ges­tion that they have been de­vised by ‘a mad sci­en­tist’ as ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous and quite in­sult­ing to those who have worked hard in im­ple­ment­ing the new sys­tem.

I am afraid I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I found the ac­com­pa­ny­ing in­struc­tion pack with its per­sonal cal­en­der for col­lec­tion days is­sued to ev­ery house­hold com­pre­hen­sive and eas­ily un­der­stand­able.

The new scheme with its ex­tra twin bins re­plac­ing the bag/box sys­tem is a far more sen­si­ble and su­pe­rior idea. It will pre­vent rub­bish be­ing blown away on windy days with waste con­tained se­curely in the bins pro­vided.

I ap­plaud the coun­cil for their im­ple­men­ta­tion and de­liv­ery to thou­sands of house­holds. Let’s give credit where it is due, it is too easy to be crit­i­cal.

My only con­cern is for those res­i­dents oc­cu­py­ing ter­raced prop­erty who will have great dif­fi­culty ac­com­mo­dat­ing the ex­tra bins. At the end of the day I do hope the coun­cil in­form us of any im­prove­ment that is achieved in the re­cy­cling rate un­der the new sys­tem. Jim Old­corn Ridge­way Great Har­wood

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