BIN THERE, DONE THAT

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

SEVERAL people aren t too happy about hanging on to stinking, decaying stuff for up to 13 days in hot weather when the (seemingly) inevitable fortnightly rubbish collection comes in. What with black boxes for papers, potato sacks for organic waste, tin a

SEVERAL people aren't too happy about hanging on to stinking, decaying stuff for up to 13 days in hot weather when the (seemingly) inevitable fortnightly rubbish collection comes in.

What with black boxes for papers, potato sacks for organic waste, tin and glass collections and bins for plastic at the Rec and at Budgens, the black bag is getting less stuffed each week, but what's in it isn't too pleasant. It's all very well if you want to adopt a swarm of blowflies, but they are not everyone's cup of tea, are they?

Unfortunately, we may not be able to do too much more recycling at the Griggs' homestead. Last time we put out three potato sacks with lawn clippings, potato peelings and the like and they were collected and whisked away with the usual efficiency. Unfortunately, instead of three crisp new potato sacks being left on the path we were given none, so quite soon we'll have nowhere to put our organic waste. Could this be a new strategy by the district council to stop us throwing anything away at all?

Talking of rubbish (as opposed to talking rubbish, which I seem to do quite well) I went to Newmarket recently. As I was walking back to my free parking place (no, I'm not going to tell you where!) I passed a line of wheelie bins. Brisk is not usually a way you would describe the way I move about, but the pong coming from these bins certainly put a spring in my step. If this is what we have to look forward to in East Cambs roll on summer colds!


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