Had we not had the good fortune for my husband to be passing the window at just the right moment, we should have been reporting the theft of our green recycling bin to the police.
My husband witnessed the bin operator hurling our bin on to their truck.
Customer service told me that bins are often broken in the process of being emptied.
It would be automatically replaced in six to eight weeks.
In the meantime, we could take our recycling to the tip (do their job for them) put recycling items in supermarket bags and put outside.
I pointed out that now these bags cost 5p a time, and what about the ravages of seagulls and foxes? ‘Not our problem’ was the response.
I got the feeling throughout the conversation that I would get more sense from a robot.
Unavoidably, we have to put some items in the rubbish bin.
If bins are this fragile, why aren’t there replacements to hand?
Doesn’t this whole business make a mockery of recycling? We wait with interest for developments.
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