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Bonkers Blog March 2019

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11 March - Responsible fly tipping

Black bagsIf you have been to as many Council meetings as I have you will have heard it said that some homes are not suitable for wheelie bins and require a bespoke solution. The same will happen under the revised arrangements coming soon.

It’s not just flats that that may be unsuitable for wheelies, some houses have steeply sloping front gardens with steps up to the footpath and dragging a green bin would not be easy, especially for the elderly.

For such people Bexley Council kindly continues with the old black bag system and judging by what happens just up the road from me they collect them weekly.

The foxes absolutely love it because far too many people chuck their food waste into their black bags; Councillor Craske is not always wrong.

But it isn’t only foxes who like the black bag collection.

I’ve spotted this twice now, the first time I stood and watched not absolutely sure what was going on but having seen it again I think I do.

A car drives up early on bin collection day and the doors and boot are opened and a load of black bags emerge. They are then distributed along a short stretch of pavement and the car disappears into the distance. It was a similar car on both occasions, maybe the same one.

A fly tip hidden in plain sight!

I can’t make up my mind whether it is a good thing or a bad thing. Its ingenious and it costs taxpayers less money than clearing up fly tips. On the other hand it does nothing for the recycling rates so I suppose Craskie wouldn’t like it.

It’s amazing that it is not a common occurrence, maybe it is, but I had never thought of it before.


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