posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 03:01 PM
I'm not sure what happens in other parts of the world but here in the UK our refuse collection is starting to smell a little fishy
Not all that long ago it was a simple business, if it was rubbish then you put it in the bin and the council sent the bin men round ONCE A WEEK,
collected it all and buried it.
This was obviously not a great idea from an enviromental position, we also had our green/garden waste collected for free.
Things are diferent now. All recyclable materials are collected seperatley, other rubbish is collected fortnightly and we have to pay for the
collection of garden waste.
The apparent reason for this is purely enviromental as far as I can see but I see it a little differently.
This service is paid for by council tax, in my area refuse collection is stated at 7% of my bill. This means that I personally pay around £100 a year
for this service (about $160 US).
So in a nutshell heres what happens, I pay someone £100 every year to take away my refuse, I seperate it into things of monitary value and no
monitary value. They then take it away, seperate all of the plastics/glass/cardboard and then sell it to companies that reuse it. all of the garden
waste goes to make compost which is then sold back to me at the local recycling centre.
The small amount that is left still gets buried.
I would not mind if the truth was told but I estimate that if I saved up all my refuse and sold it I would be worth a few quid?
I have been offered no reduction in council tax even though I now have to take the time to seperate and clean my recyclables, have had my collections
reduced from 52 per year to 26, had my green waste collection cancelled entirely and the local council makes a profit from my doing so.