Why did ser­vice have to end?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

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.

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