The Oban Times & WEST HIGH­LAND TIMES

The Oban Times - - Letters -

De­spite the havoc caused by Storm Barbara and Storm Conor over Christ­mas, the big­gest hoo­ley in Ar­gyll re­mains the row over gen­eral waste col­lec­tions, which con­tin­ues to genen­er­ate com­plaints.

While the coun­cil in­ti­mated that rub­bish col­lec­tions would re­main the same over the fes­tive pe­riod, many peo­ple com­plained, in­clud­ing via our Face­book page, that their bins had not been emp­tied, which was par­tic­u­larly vex­ing be­cause so much more ex­tra rub­bish was gen­er­ated over the hol­i­day week.

How­ever, the good news is that the coun­cil has an­nounced that re­cy­cling has in­creased.

There is no doubt we all want re­cy­cling to in­crease. It makes sense given land­fill costs, not to men­tion the dam­age so much rub­bish is do­ing to the planet. But the cur­rent three-weekly cy­cle for waste col­lec­tion is not work­ing and the coun­cil needs to have a re­think.

If peo­ple haven’t al­ready done so, now is the time to have your say on bin col­lec­tions and other coun­cil ser­vices via the coun­cil’s con­sul­ta­tion. See P1 for de­tails.

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