60s rebel tackles recycling issues

PUBLISHED: 12:45 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:05 16 June 2010

We have just experienced our first all new rubbish collection. I have dutifully separated all waste as requested. My partner, being a male of the species, is struggling with the rules.

We have just experienced our first all new rubbish collection. I have dutifully separated all waste as requested.

My partner, being a male of the species, is struggling with the rules.

I have become the 'food police', following him to the kitchen with his banana skin! But all in a good cause.

It is now time to mow the lawn and I wonder where to put the grass cuttings.

Recently moving from Oxfordshire, where we had an entire wheelie bin for garden waste, I was puzzled. On asking the council if hundreds of homes in Honiton would fill plastic sacks, get in their cars and drive down the A35 to the tip - I was told "Yes". Not exactly green.

Being a 60s rebel, I suggested putting it in the landfill bin. Poor woman had apoplexy and said they wouldn't take it.

Warming to my civil disobedience theme, I asked how they would know if in a plastic sack? At this point, she nearly fell of the chair and dismissed me ASAP! She told me about Otter Rotters but, as an OAP, I balked at the cost.

Oxfordshire is tops in the country for recycling and why? Because they get paid for it - more waste recycled, more money.

Perhaps, I'll let the wind do it's job - both free and green!

Apologies to any householder in Honiton for any extra grass that might come your way!

Jane Hudson

Heron Road

Honiton


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