Let us keep food cad­dies to re­cy­cle kitchen waste Dear Ed­i­tor

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Views -

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

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