Why did service have to end?
I AM very disappointed that the free green waste recycling scheme is being scrapped. I count myself very fortunate that we have been one of the many households to have had this facility over the past few years. I cannot understand why Ashford Borough Council cannot find a way to continue this service. I have tried home composting but have never had any success with this and driving green waste to the recycling centre in Brunswick Road is not an option. This means that green bags are collected with normal household waste – what a pity and what a waste of compost, which could have been put back into the soil – the true meaning of recycling. I would have thought that in this day and age when we are all urged to recycle as much as possible, that cuts could have been made on some other scheme. P. Welbourn, Ashford.
AS AN Ashford resident 2001-2006, I witnessed many decisions about Ashford and its expansion which were questionable in both environmental and planning terms. However, none of these were as fundamentally wrong as Ashford Borough Steve Dawe, Kent Green Party.
I AM very unhappy that the green collection has been scrapped to save money. I wonder how much thought was given to this decision. I have three compost bins for ordinary garden compostable materials but the green collection was invaluable for getting rid of twigs and leaves and garden debris. Now I am required to tie the sacks up and part with them with the weekly refuse collection. Surely this makes a lot more nonbiodegradable plastic waste while also putting people out of work. R. Warren, Tenterden.