Letter: How will wheelie bins improve recycling in the New Forest?
SIR – With news that wheelie bins are to be forced upon us (A&T, 11th March), could someone please explain to me how having one will "drive up recycling rates"?
I produce one black bag and one clear (recycling) bag of waste a week. With a wheelie bin I will still have the same amount of waste and it will still have to go in a bag to go in the bin.
The only way to increase recycling rates is for the council to improve their recycling plants to accepts more types of waste.
Most items I have that have the recycling logo on, aren’t accepted by New Forest District Council for recycling!
At a time when everyone’s pockets are being squeezed, is it really sensible to spend an extra £1.5m annually?