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The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Our story last week about the chaotic bins sit­u­a­tion at Soroba prompted a vo­cif­er­ous re­sponse, with res­i­dents com­plain­ing of bags of rub­bish ev­ery­where. Brid­get Buick posted: ‘They emp­tied the bins yes­ter­day and just left all the rub­bish sit­ting there.’

He­len Reid agreed: ‘Oh they did...I have the pho­to­graphic ev­i­dence to sup­port it. I am con­stantly pho­tograph­ing the bins as ev­i­dence.’

David MacLen­nan sug­gested: ‘If the coun­cil just fired up an­other cou­ple of big bins it would help the prob­lem.’ Kuba Ma­ci­aszek said: ‘The prob­lem is that peo­ple don’t use re­cy­cling bins.’ Murdo MacKen­zie coun­tered: ‘That isn’t the prob­lem, the re­cy­cling bins in this par­tic­u­lar area are well used.’ Diane Maxwell Graham Kirkham wrote: ‘There’s only one blue bin for three blocks of flats. That’s 24 houses to use one blue bin.’

John McDer­mott com­mented: ‘I did use re­cy­cle bins for green waste. But they were never emp­tied ! Flies ended up in house etc. Told them to re­move bin or I was con­tact­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal health.’

Caro­line Tol­lan com­plained: ‘I was up there right af­ter the bins were emp­tied and they left all the black bags be­hind; where’s the logic in that?’

Sa­man­tha Smith posted: ‘Peo­ple are al­ways plac­ing their rub­bish at that bit be­cause they’re too lazy to walk up to the last bin which is al­ways empty.’ Paul Graham said: ‘I no­ticed on the lat­est cal­en­dar that our re­cy­cling day and dates have been changed; should be picked up today and still no sign of them. They did pick up the green bins that were meant to be lifted on Tues­day though.’

Ash­ley Strang wrote: ‘Plenty peo­ple re­cy­cle. Not enough bins or col­lec­tion days. Not so nice when there are young kids out play­ing near this!! Dis­gust­ing.’ Heidi MacColl com­mented: ‘We just got our new bin col­lec­tion cal­en­dar.. they have jumped a week.. so rather than three blue bin col­lec­tions this month there are now two.’

Michelle Mac posted: ‘It’s atro­cious, we’re al­ways over­flow­ing. Green bin pick-ups need to go back to nor­mal asap.’ Danielle Hay-West said: ‘Just wait till Christ­mas... It will be twice as high with pack­ag­ing.’

James Strang warned: ‘Wait un­til the fur­ther cuts come in, this is just the be­gin­ning.’

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