Tuesday, February 05, 2008

How much uncollected rubbish is a success?

After doing one positive post I thought it was time to return to taking another pop at the Council over the debacle of the new rubbish collection scheme.

They've been crowing in emails and on their web site about how successful the scheme has been. You can read about it here.

The point that attracted my attention was them saying around 90 per cent of households made sure they had the right waste in the right place at the right time.

So that means that 10% of households had waste in the wrong place?

Think about that, 1 in 10 households in Greenwich have put out rubbish in the wrong place. By default the Council are not taking it away. I've had to phone up to try and get various random black sacks shifted but they're not touching the bins overfilling with rotten food. That 1 in 10 figure certainly seems to be about the par for my road, though maybe we've just got a higher percentage of idiots than elsewhere.

And this is what they call a success?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a big fan of the scheme, in theory.

However rubbish has got to be collected when they say it will and there's got to be some method by which those locals who really don't give a monkey's about the area are brought into line.

I've got a nasty feeling that they'll start to use other peoples bins to dump their rubbish in, so the number of uncollected bins might swell...

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