Christmas Tree recycling

Happy New Year. And a reminder, now that twelfth night is approaching, that the council is once again recycling Christmas trees. On normal collection days from tomorrow (5 January) until 18 January trees will be collected free of charge, then shredded to become compost. It’s impossible not to notice trees starting to litter the streets, […]

Fly tipping: the council’s fault?

Several weeks ago I posed the question does the council actually hinder people doing the right thing? The example offered publicly in the comments (and by email from someone else) was on our policy of charging to collect bulky items. I’ve never been directly involved in our refuse policy. But I’m not afraid of idly […]

Battling the snow

I’ll confess I’m finding the bad weather a little tedious. There are a few reasons for this. First, the fact that it gets cold every year in this country really shouldn’t be a lead news item for days on end – but somehow it is. Second, it makes me talk about it so I become […]

Making refuse sexy…

…well, not at all really but last night’s Environment and Leisure Committee considered a report on a trial of pyrolysis in two of our council blocks. I’m slightly surprised this hasn’t seen more coverage (as far as I’m aware it’s never been reported outside of the council’s formal meetings) since it’s a fairly innovative way […]