Skip to content

Let’s not recycle then

April 13, 2011

Got this update on the (Cornwall Council) waste survey today:

Just a few week’s into our waste survey and we’ve already had 7508 responses with more arriving each day via the website and in the post.

Results so far:

65% in favour of Option A

Weekly food waste and rubbish collections

Fortnightly recycling and garden waste collections

35% in favour of Option B

Weekly food waste and recycling collections

Fortnightly rubbish and garden waste collections

The survey is open till 14 May.

Option A will cost more and undermine efforts to drive up recycling. I know people don’t like smelly stuff hanging about for 2 weeks but the food waste would be collected every week.

Due to a split in the Conservative/Independent Cabinet over the new waste contracts, they decided to ask the public for views before making the decision.  At a guess, they want to gauge the strength of opposition to fortnightly collections before they risk it.

I can’t bring myself to decipher the various explanations of whether it is a vote, a consultation, a survey or (teeth clenched) public engagement but you can ‘give your views’ on the council website.

Environmentalists and those who don’t want to pay more, please help by choosing Option B!

About these ads
2 Comments leave one →
  1. sleepingpurpleotter permalink
    April 13, 2011 12:35 pm

    How do you stay sane in that environment Jude? (Voted Option B by the way – thanks for letting us know.)

    • JR permalink*
      April 14, 2011 9:06 am

      I come up for air regularly and knock on doors talking to real people! Thanks for voting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,228 other followers

%d bloggers like this: