Under the banner of 'improving recycling' (goodo) Purbeck District Council has decided to scrap weekly rubbish collections, and instead go for making everyone in Purbeck have wheelie bins, with fortnightly waste collections.
The theory seems to be that this will focus people's minds on recycling more (to meet government targets- hurrah). But what about those people who have nowhere to keep a wheelie bin, and would have to leave it on the street or in front yards or gardens? What's that going to make our towns and villages look like? Does anyone care ? And what if you are at all frail? What if you would have to drag a wheelie bin through your house? What about holiday lets, who won't want to drag bins around? Just because this plan is 'A ' solution doesn' t mean it's the RIGHT solution, does it?
And a fortnight's accumulated kitchen waste! Oh, and it's going to cost everyone more - more than £3 on the average council tax.
So another decision slipped in without much of a chance for the public to have a say. Comments and questions to: Environmental Services (Customer Services Officer): pamelabrace@purbeck-
dc.gov.uk Alternatively, a Recycle Helpline phone number is available on 01929 557279.
(More details on www.pdcwheeliebins.blogspot.com)