Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ok not Ok

Highland Council seem to be giving us mixed messages with regard recycling. Last week a colour brochure came through the door telling us how well we were doing, this week a sticker has been put on my wheelie bin reminding me to recycle!
Despite the splendid facilities for recycling at Park Quarry, this facility remains only of use to those who have their own transport to drive there and don’t mind footing the carbon cost. At least the old facility at Station Park didn’t mean a car journey out of town in order to recycle.
The brown and blue recycle bins may provide a part solution but it easy to see from a few purchases at a supermarket that many items cannot be recycled without a trip to Park Quarry, namely cardboard and plastic bottles. Could a facility to recycle these items not be provided beside the Somerfield bottle banks?
Meanwhile I will await the next recycling message from Highland Council

8 comments:

Graisg said...

Indeed Iright, a couple of people have mentioned this to me, they find the sticker annoying in the extreme.
Some time ago of my neighbours actually gave up recycling papers because of the nature of an official message the authorities left in her blue box after she placed inappropriate material theirin.

Green Glass said...

Why not have a Chuck A Bottle Bank,at the Courthouse Door.

dr-grigor said...

What courthouse ? we dont have one !

Anonymous said...

Theatre of Dreams maybe?

Anonymous said...

cinema of dreams, maybe

Anonymous said...

The bright blue recycle bins that have been distributed to the rural residents of Nairnshire are a massive blot on the landscape, in some places there are half a dozen bright blue bins beside green bins, what an awful sight. The tourists we hope, will come to see our beautiful countryside and will be shocked at the horrific sight. Who selected such a ridiculous colour, were they buy one get ten free? They are visual vandalism in the name of recycling.Im sure I would not get planning permission to paint my house the colour of these blue bins

Anonymous said...

You could always paint a big white cross on them and make them saltire bins!

Graisg said...

You might find the planning department willing to listen to such a request.
Here's a blue house that doesn't look too bad at all and brings spending money into the area:

http://www.cawdor.com/cottages_lochanshelloch-cottage.php