SIR, — On the subject of recycling, once again I have just visited my green wheelie bin and found it alive with flies and maggots, though only half full. The refuse lorry is not due for a few days so I have liberally sprayed it with fly killer. I am sure
SIR, - On the subject of recycling, once again I have just visited my green wheelie bin and found it alive with flies and maggots, though only half full. The refuse lorry is not due for a few days so I have liberally sprayed it with fly killer. I am sure all this spraying with chemicals must be detrimental to the whole idea of green recycling but I have no other option.
I have a separate bin in my kitchen for food waste etc and when I transfer it from its plastic bin liner to newspaper, I have to use large amounts of paper - otherwise it all falls out - and take it to the recycling bin. Much newspaper, which should be recycled separately, is used in this way.
I have come up with a simple idea - perhaps St Albans District Council could supply us with small paper bags as they are phasing out the black plastic ones in the autumn. They would make disposal of green waste much easier and more hygienic.
I live on my own so consequently have less waste than families. Their bins must be a nightmare.
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Berners Drive, St Albans.
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