All hail the new nine-bin recycling system!
We’re not sure if it falls into the category of 'political correctness gone mad' or 'broken Britain' but the new nine-bin refuse system introduced by bonkers council officials in Newcastle-Under-Lyme has got our heads a-spinning on this lazy Sunday morning.
A labyrinth of different-coloured bins and bags, a local resident described it as: “a genuine tragedy. Whatever happened to the days when you could just hurl your rubbish out into the garden and then set fire to it all once a month when there was a full moon?” Well, she didn’t really but most newspapers make up quotes and attribute them nameless locals so we thought we’d do the same.
According to the Telegraph (who are a proper, big paper and would surely NEVER make up quotes) the new bin system: “includes a silver slop bucket for food waste, which is then emptied into a larger, green outdoor bin. There is a pink bag for plastic bottles, a blue box for glass, foil, tins and aerosols, a green bag for cardboard and blue bags for paper and magazines. Clothing and textiles go in a white bag, garden waste in a wheelie bin with a brown lid and non-recyclable waste in a separate grey wheelie bin.”
Phew, eh readers? Almost makes you hanker for a return to the rubbish-burning days of yore. Only thing is that a recent Environment Department report concluded that the burning of rubbish by lazy sods like us is the biggest contributor to poisonous, cancer-causing dioxins in the air.
WHY WON’T THEY LET US LIVE?