Leav­ing bins full? It stinks!

East Kilbride News - - E@ST KILBRIDE VIEW -

Dear Edi­tor,

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.

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