Let us keep food caddies to recycle kitchen waste Dear Editor
North Lanarkshire Council’s changes to bin collections, coming only a couple of months after Labour leader Jim Logue said they wouldn’t happen, sum up the authority’s attitude towards its electorate.
I have no objection in principle to changes which encourage greater recycling.
However, the council should have consulted widely before going ahead with such a big change, giving people the chance to voice their opinions and offer alternative suggestions.
One proposed change is that the thousands of people like me who live in flats and have no gardens will have to get a garden waste bin if we wish to continue to recycle food waste – as the food caddies currently in place for this task won’t be collected any longer.
This is just daft. I have no garden, I have nowhere to store another bin.
The streets will be littered with empty garden bins every time the wind gets up to 15mph. This will only result in fewer people recycling their food waste.
Surely North Lanarkshire Council can reconsider this daft change and let us keep our food caddies.
Kevin Hamilton, Cumbernauld