Blue, green or white

AM I the only one who is becoming ever so slightly vexed by the refuse collection situation in our town? Well, it is blue, green or white? Let's deal with them by colours

AM I the only one who is becoming ever so slightly vexed by the refuse collection situation in our town? Well, it is blue, green or white? Let's deal with them by colours, firstly blue; now we all know the blue truck will take all non-recyclable material, except anything that may look like it belongs to another truck like garden waste, i.e. flower pots, old seed trays, etc. Now I know that to put this on the wrong truck would be tantamount to treason and that the crews could if discovered be sent to the colonies, hence their reluctance to make sure that only the most acceptable type of rubbish goes on their truck.Let's move on to the green truck which is much simpler to understand. The green truck takes cardboard or a least most cardboard. So, diligently sorting through the cardboard every other week, all our cardboard is placed in a green bag and left whilst I wait with bated breath for the green truck to arrive. As it pulls up outside I am beside myself with civil pride knowing that all my cardboard waste is going to become someone else's recyclable waste. Once the green truck has left I go to retrieve my green bag and horror of horrors I find that some of my rubbish was not deemed good enough and has been left in the bottom of the bag. I am shocked and indeed somewhat hurt. Still I revel in the knowledge that at least the white truck will eventually arrive and by doing so soothe my troubled breast. Within seven days the white truck arrives and indeed does take the unsuitable rubbish left by green truck and its own glass, tin, etc, wonderful. After the departure of the white truck I collect my two green boxes only to find that some of the contents have been left behind. An oversight, surely? I have a solution to this problem. Let's purchase another truck to go around and collect all the bits and bobs that the other three trucks would not and to stop any colour confusion let's make it purple. We would know the purple truck would virtually take anything, so that once it had been we could all rest knowing our civil duty had been fulfilled. But wait a minute, if the purple truck was taking anything, what of the future for the blue, green and white ones?MR R FLYNN - Worle


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