Three bins best

THE City of Stirling boasts about its one-bin policy being a great success but it forgets that everyone regardless of the amount of rubbish they produce gets one bin (City wary of extra bins, Guardian Express, January 28)

It doesn’t matter if you have a big family or you are single ” you get one bin. However, one size does not fit all.

Added to this inequitable situation, rubbish collection services from the City have reduced significantly in recent times while our rates continue to rise.

Not so long ago we had a number of green waste collections and two junk collections a year but this has now been reduced to one junk collection and one or two green waste collections.

So it is with great dismay that I read City infrastructure director Geoff Eves quoted as saying ‘due to significant financial impact on households, council would need to be certain of the real benefits’.

The only significant financial impact I can see is that my rates have gone up and I no longer get the service delivery I once enjoyed.

If I had three bins ” one for green waste, one for recycling and one for general rubbish ” I would be able to enjoy my garden and my family a whole lot more. I would not have to store rubbish for three weeks when I hold an engagement party for my daughter or invite my children home for Christmas.

Stirling wants us to use our tip passes instead of having collections, but I do not own a trailer or have a tow ball on my car.

Surely, the separation of rubbish at the household end would help increase the ’65 per cent recycling’ the City claims to achieve to 80 or 90 per cent?

So as far as I’m concerned ” bring it on. I would love only to have to store three bins rather than having to stockpile rubbish.

However, if three bins are too much for the council, bring back the services that have been cut’