The great red bin stink

IT IS clear from the response on social media to a complaint about the collection of red bins that it is still a sore point for many.

Certainly, the constant refrain is that during a hot summer, the bins stink and are particularly bad for those getting rid of disposable nappies.

That was a complaint when the bins were brought in, and for many it remains unresolved.

The sense behind the fortnightly collection is solid, as is the size of the bin.

Fewer collections and smaller bins mean less waste going to landfill, and should encourage more extensive use of the yellow and green bins.

For environmental and cost reasons, the collection system is unlikely to change, so other alternatives are needed.

I wonder if there is any sense in having nappy disposal points set up. There could be a handful of these located throughout the Valley (situated well away from homes and businesses) and people could use them rather than put nappies in their own bin. It mightn't be a perfect solution, but maybe it's one way to put an end to the ongoing "stink" between those who favour and those who hate the red bins.

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