‘Arun’s three-weekly refuse collection trial not suitable for many’

The currently proposed refuse collection trial arrangements are fine for anyone with space to put a bin, writes Colin Johnson, South Terrace, Littlehampton.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 9:48 am
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But for those without space, like flat dwellers, they are useless.

We currently have to put out refuse in black bags on collection days, not too early as seagulls have learned they are treasure troves and decorate the pavement.

Recycling has to be taken to skips in a few car parks, only possible for car owners.

A three-week interval for refuse would mean it being stored at home, especially difficult for those in the tiny rabbit hutches of some of my neighbours, once known as bedsits, now studio flats.

I suspect most recycling goes in the general refuse. Some, possibly all, London borough, distribute strong overprinted sacks for recycling, which go out for the weekly green bin collection.

I assume higher recycling means more overall revenue, as well as for the environment, which offsets the sacks cost.

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