An even greater health and safety hazard

I FULLY agree with the sentiments expressed in previous letters concerning depriving Westonians, who might not be able to afford new items, of reusable household goods they have previously bought from the recycling centre in Aisecombe Way. The council wi

I FULLY agree with the sentiments expressed in previous letters concerning depriving Westonians, who might not be able to afford new items, of reusable household goods they have previously bought from the recycling centre in Aisecombe Way. The council will now have to pay for their disposal and in the future may have to pay extra landfill tax. It is not only the loss of a useful facility that I object to but also depriving of income the hardworking people who have been willing to do an unpleasant recovery job. If people attempt to do their own recovery from the skips, that is going to be an even greater health and safety hazard.If metal prices go down again, as they probably will, it will not be worthwhile recovering it and North Somerset Council will again have to pay someone else to do something they are getting for free up to now.Recycling is costly but reuse is not only more environmentally friendly but also person friendly.Charity shops manage to trade without causing any health and safety problems so why cannot the operation be passed to a charity if North Somerset Council is incapable of or unwilling to offer this service?Having found that they can no longer buy recovered items, everyone will drive back into Weston wondering why the council cannot use its energies to remove the accumulated debris from the Herluin Way central reservation, which is full of discarded plastic bags.This is not the sort of sight with which we want to welcome visitors to our resort. Perhaps Cllr Deborah Yamanaka, the council executive member responsible, could better organise both the recycling centre and street cleansing.ROBERT CLELAND - South Road, Weston


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