I APPLAUD the decision of the City of Stirling to reduce the number of ‘verge side’ rubbish collections from four to two a year.
One only has to look at the photo on the front page of the Stirling Times‘ March 26 edition and the photo on the Opinions page of the same edition to see the justification in the council’s decision.
If there is any argument as to why the verge collections should be reduced, the photos speak volumes. These scenes are typical of the state of the suburbs at these times.
Under the old system, the streets of the City resemble a ‘war zone’ for about six months of the year with all types of rubbish spread over the verges and streets. It appears some households feel it appropriate to dump their everyday rubbish in the front of homes for some weeks prior to pickup.
Not only this, but also the type of rubbish being dumped is unjustified and could be disposed of in their weekly bin collection.
GLENN ADAM, Doubleview