Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Bottle bank robbery

Those of you who have been out on the streets of Worcester Park today will have noticed a preponderance of ugly blue things hanging around on the streets since this morning - no, not last-minute campaigners for Boris Johnson but Sutton Council's latest eco-friendly initiative; the glass recycling bin.

Now whilst I applaud anything that makes it easier and more convenient to recycle, I am in some ways going to sorely miss my fortnightly trudge around to the recycling bank by the library to get rid of my empties.

It's not the walk there that thrills me - it's the sheer catharsis and childlike exuberance that springs from the simple act of shoving my (Freudian) bottle as hard as I can into the (even more Freudian) brush-surrounded hole and revelling in the deafening thrill of glass being smashed to smithereens.

Ah well, I guess I can still indulge my fetish occasionally. In the meantime, I'll make a mental note for myself not attempt to recreate the thrill of these bottle smashing antics with my little blue bucket-thing.

But not before I've written my postcode and house number on my bin, like a good little boy.

(P.S. Does anyone else things it's a little premature of Sutton Council to send these little bins around a whole month before we can actually use them? Any ideas what we can use if for in the meantime?)

5 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

NS said...

I too felt a little twinge of sadness at no longer having to use the recycling bins behind the library, though I don't know if I ever got *quite* as much satisfaction from it as you describe. I'll leave you two alone now. Ahem...

Since the blue bin can be attached to the side of something else, how about using it as a bedside sick bucket? I suppose it depends on how often you frequent the local watering holes and whether you've eat at KFC on a regular basis.

Worcester Park said...

Good suggestion, however you've overlooked the fact that KFC comes in its own bucket. For a reason.

Grant said...

My blue bin is not big enough for 2 weeks. After facing the traffic on central road I can fill it in a couple of days. Does that mean I have a drink problem? Or just a traffic one?

Worcester Park said...

Grant - hopefully you aren't drinking AND driving. Although the Worcester Park traffic is enough to drive anyone to drink.

That said, I'm struggling to fill my blue bin in time for the start of June. I must give some serious thought to becoming an alcoholic.

j_lo said...

Grant you are allowed more than one blue bin. Contact Sutton's waste management services, a total misnomer by the way.

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