Saturday, 5 March 2016

And another thing . . .

Here in Brighton we have recycling boxes, not wheelie bins.  These boxes measure about 2' x 1' x another foot or so deep - maybe a bit bigger but not all that much.  Most houses have two of them and we are asked to put glass in one, paper, metal and plastic bottles (just some bottles, not all plastic is suitable and we are left to guess which is which) in the other.  The paper etc box is barely large enough to take two weeks' supply of newspapers etc but mostly we get by.  The glass box usually has not very much in it.

But if we have to separate our recycling, why do the collectors just throw it all in together?

2 comments:

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

We used to have that system here.
But it meant they had to have a different truck with extra employees.
So they switched to bins for recycling and the same truck makes two trips through the neighborhood each week.

Sarah said...

I'm always confused by what they will and won't take too BP. Some weeks they will take some plastic and others they leave it. I also had them pick out the glass from one box and leave all the silver foil one week ...