Friday 25 April 2008


...collection day in my part of the Borough of Greenwich, yesterday.

Regular readers will be aware that we have been under a new refuse collection regime in Greenwich. There are two types of rubbish... rubbish you recycle or compost and rubbish that you don't. The bins with dry recycling and the bins with the food and garden waste are collected every week. The black bags which contain all other rubbish are collected once a fortnight.

I know why Greenwich started this new collection system. The Government set itself targets on reducing waste sent to landfill. These measure help achieve those aims. It has to be said, too, that my local area is anything to go by it is working. As I walked to the bus stop yesterday morning everyone had their bins out. Yesterday was the fortnightly black bag collection too. I didn't see more than a bag outside most houses, and the bags I saw weren't even full. That is a fortnight's worth of rubbish! Congratulations to the residents of SE7 - you are really helping to make a difference.