Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Garden Waste

Merton has apparently abandoned its programme of collecting garden waste, as part of the general downsizing of services caused by the Coalition cuts. Let's see if we can figure what's happening to all that waste. Some of it will end up in somebody else's skip or flytipped in a park or back alley. Some of it will end up sneakily mixed in with the ordinary refuse. Most of it will be going into the back of often quite large cars, often in quite small quantities, and those quite large cars will be driven half way across the borough to the local dump (sorry, Reuse and Recycling Centre) and then back again. So that's going to cost residents both time and money, it'll lead to increased carbon emissions and more wear and tear on the roads.

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