Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Bin Wasting Money

Thank you, Sutton Council, for spending our Council Tax money on the fancy red labels you have tied to all of our brown bins informing us that our rubbish collection day is still going to be a Wednesday (as it has been for years and years).

Inspired decision making there.

10 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Maria said...

I think one of the purpose of the red labels is to encourage people to recycle more. 
On the leaflet there is a list of items that you can recycle. Most people do not recycle enough as they think only a few things go on the green bin, around 80% of domestic waste can go in the green bin. Next step it should be to have weekly collections for recycling and fortnightly for the waste that goes to landfill.

Nichu said...

I find it really difficult to remember that the rubbish collection day is a Wednesday. However, now that I know that Wednesday = Strawberry I shall have no problem in future.

Ms LFR said...

I would add, following on from Maria's comment, that the labels do list new items we can send for recycling, including (but not limited to) yoghurt pots and aluminium foil, so not a total waste. :)

youngbuck said...

my bin day has changed!!We are now 'lemon Thursday!'

Sue said...

Funnily enough I had written to Sutton council about this very issue!!    (via email so anyone else that wants to email them please do!)

What a load of nonsens, and we not only had the lables that must have cost a fortune to print, we had a leaflet saying the very same thing that was on the label!!!!!    Who makes the decisions at the council, are they all high on something?

Sue said...

we also had a leaflet a day later posted through our letter box saying exactly the same thing as the bin leaflet did - more money wasting and just waht is with all this Strawberry Wednessday - are Sutton council high on someting - what is the relevance!!!

Ann said...

I wouldn't have minded the label on the bin and the leaflet telling me my collection day was still on Wednesday, if they had managed to collect the bin on time and not a day late!

Simon Densley said...

I had a leaflet through my door telling me a different day to the one on the bin. Luckily I trusted the one on the bin as I assumed it was put there by the bin men.

Huey said...

I reckon the fruity theme is a spin on your "5-a-day" (given they won't be working weekends).

Parkerilla said...

The system has actually been introduced because they will in future be working weekends, at least on Saturdays (Peach Saturday). So now it all makes sense!?

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