Are our recycling efforts just a waste of effort?

A recent report stated that up to 200,000 tonnes of recyclable waste was dumped last year with some councils failing to recycle over 10 per cent materials left out by conscientious homeowners. In the light of the increasing burden on the householder to r

A recent report stated that up to 200,000 tonnes of recyclable waste was dumped last year with some councils failing to recycle over 10 per cent materials left out by conscientious homeowners.

In the light of the increasing burden on the householder to recycle, it is time for Barnet Council to come clean and reassure us all that these unpaid efforts are not in vain.

We should be a given a full statemement in the press as to what happens to all the recycled waste that leaves our premises every week in neat sections on very expensive lorries and told how much is raised on the sale of this waste after, of course, deducting all the extra costs of collection!

Derek Coltman


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