Remember the 'dustbin'?

After reading through the letters to the Post these past few weeks on the subject of Wheelie Bins. I have been struck by the variety of reasons as to why people in this borough are so strongly opposed to these Wheelie Bins. It seems to me that many of th

After reading through the letters to the Post these past few weeks on the subject of Wheelie Bins.

I have been struck by the variety of reasons as to why people in this borough are so strongly opposed to these Wheelie Bins. It seems to me that many of the objections are of a nit picking nature. Objections are being raised for the flimsiest of reasons. I can understand why some people don`t want them, mainly because of limited access, and possibly being unsightly if they are left in places they are not supposed to be. But in my view they are a step forward and the majority of those I have spoken to are also in favour of them.

What could be more unsightly than rubbish bags put out for collection too early and subsequently torn open by marauding animals.

At least the contents will be protected from that and the bins will be easier to empty.


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As I type this letter my mind goes back to those days during and after the war when the contents of our dustbins were vastly different to what we put in them today.

A dust bin then was called a dust bin because that is precisely what they contained.

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Anything metallic was taken by the rag and bone man.

Very little food was thrown away either as most people only bought what they wanted when they needed it.

I think today's generation have still got a lot to learn when it comes to recycling or salvaging as we used to call it. I believe these Wheelie bins are a step in the right direction. After all we community tax payers have to pay for our waste to be disposed of, and the more we can recycle the less the charge to the community.

John Williams

Lullington Rd

Dagenham

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