THERE was a huge response on The
Oban Times Facebook page to the news that Argyll and Bute Council is to introduce three-weekly bin collections.
Kirsty Chalmers posted: ‘Ridiculous I have 2 recycle bins and a green one, there’s 3 of us and some pets and I still struggle with them being full the way it is. Seagulls have also been lifting the green bin lids and pulling everything out!’
Malcolm Sinclair wrote: ‘Let’s be honest Argyll & Bute Council are totally committed to wasting money, squandering money and generally performing poorly as a council in general ...
Solution is to cut back in all services to cover an already poor management of one of the biggest areas in Scotland I hope they are going to implement a new Vermin Control Policy starting at Kilmory!’
Jean Gibson lamented: ‘My husband is 70. Today we had to taje 2 heavy bags of garden refuse to our nearest recycling point 40 miles away. Very heavy! My husband also has a colostomy meaning we have to dispose of bags in our general bin. Not hapoy that they will now be there for 3 weeks. We use our recycling bin well, compost all kitchen waste and take our bottles to the lical bottle bank but 3 weeks for general bin is a health hazard@!’
Michelle Gallagher said: ‘ Absolute joke lucky if the bins get lifted fort nightly the past few months and that’s with my partner being away 3 out of 6 weeks! Bins always full both recycling and green bin!’
Elaine Graham posted: ‘Are they for real. I wash out all that can be recycled and bin only what should be binned. And my bins are full every two weeks. I hope they are going to add another green bin to our homes.
Kirstie Miles added: ‘3 weekly green bin collection is never going to work for people with a young family especially babies with endless dirty nappies. I’ll just need to start burning everything.’