Cleansing workers are under-valued
Sir, While out voluntary litter-picking in the Oban area , I happened upon a 2ltr plastic bottle nearly full of urine, 30 feet from a house alongside the main road into Oban , which some man had discarded and left in full view from the oblivious passing traffic.
This was a disgusting act but also disgusting to find and pick up in the clearing of litter on what is a beautiful route into the gateway to the isles, Oban.
Our street cleaners and binmen could probably tell of umpteen similar stories on a daily basis no doubt. They carry out work that is full of bio-hazards and they are so easy to knock but many people and volunteers are out there working all hours, in all weathers, day in day out, and I believe they are under-valued and under-appreciated. Stephen Jones, Burnside Place, Millpark, Oban.