I was delighted in November when wheeled bins arrived at the Biggles terraced property and that the 'Heebies' planted last year in expectation of this event would screen them, as was the intention. I was sent a lovely pack of information from TDC with the title "LIFTING THE LID on your new service."
Not only has it made me feel better about doing my bit with my Council to 'save the Planet' but I am anticipating un-disturbed sleep in the spring and summer of 2009, as my neighbours bags will be safely sealed in the black lidded bin rather than providing breakfast for 'rats with wings' as dawn breaks at 3.30 to 4 am.
Having read my instructions for the Christmas and New Year, I am now a little concerned that our 'Recycling Queen', Cllr Shirley Tomlinson is wearing a tarnished crown. Having carefully sorted the correct items into my 'Blue bin' for the past 2 weeks I have been told that I have another two weeks of this careful recycling before it will be emptied on the 2nd January.
There is however a disconcerting piece of information for a 'Born Again Recycler' that Bertie has become: I have to put both BLUE and BLACK out on the 2nd and "Both ... will be treated as HOUSEHOLD WASTE."
So much for TDC's recycling credentials then.! Then an awful suspicion struck me ......
All over Thanet, dutiful citizens have been and are busy sorting out their recycled rubbish and yet could it be possible that its all a big con? In other words, is it all going to the same location as the Household rubbish dump and isn't being recycled at all? I would be grateful if anyone could , to quote TDC, " Lift the lid" on this.
All About Ramsgate and Broadstairs 1864 and a minor Manston DCO update - Another old Ramsgate guide book featured today Here is the coloured frontispiece by W. McConnell And here some pages for you to read ...
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