Leaving bins full? It stinks!
South Lanarkshire Council have obviously decided that a tough love approach is needed to deal with the amount of recycling going to landfill (Editor’s Note, August 29).
I’m not really sure such a tactic is going to work for the simple reason that a lot of people just don’t care enough about recycling, and the world in which we live, and will just put most of their packaging and materials in the main ‘black bin’.
We can argue until we are blue in the face about the importance of recycling but these days people have to feel like there is something in it for them.
Threatening them with an unemptied bin they will need to sort out before it can be collected a month later is using a stick where a carrot should be used instead.
What is needed now is a thorough review of our recycling arrangements as a nation with an action plan that could be rolled out across council areas then drawn up.
I read that the council spent £91,000 sending things that could have been recycled to landfill.
Maybe we’d get somewhere if residents were rewarded the more they recycled; carrot rather than the stick. EK voter, via email
The great outdoors Around 20 members of Greenhills Senior Citizens’ Club visited Whitelee wind farm recently – which included a tour in the wind farm minibus. For more details about the club, call Councillor Archie Buchanan on 07748 114555.