Politics of the Rubbish Bin

The subject of rubbish, waste collections and wheelie bins are a common topic in the newspapers and other media. It seems the subject of rubbish bins is a hot topic, but why?

The main problem with rubbish and waste collection is the sheer costs involved. Everything we throw away has to be either stored somewhere until it either rots or degrades, or it has to be recycled and converted into other useful items. And while more and more recycling is taking part all over the country, we still produce million of tonnes of landfill waste each year, the cost of which is crippling councils and local authorities who struggle for space which is in demand for housing, development and business.

While most of us are encouraged to recycle more and more, a lot of the difficulties are a0pften concerned with the various different recycling policies that run up and down … Read More