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I HAVE just been told off in no uncertain terms by the bin men for the ungodly sin of asking them to take away an extra two binfuls of green garden waste (in addition to my two allotted green wheelies).
“We’ll be sacked,” was one of the many reasons. When I asked what else I could do with them, the politest of their many suggestions was to take it to the tip.
We have, by normal standards, a pretty small garden, and this stuff is all genuine garden waste from the past two weeks: nothing commercial or naughty – just grass and cuttings.
It now seems that I have two options. Wait until next week, disguise it in black bin bags and have it go to landfill.
Alternatively, I could load up the car and chauffeur these two bins to the James Street depot.
Maybe someone with a better head for figures than I have could calculate which option is more disastrous for the environment.
I could always buy a goat, but I don’t think that would go down too well in Acomb .
Peter Marcus Hamilton Drive West, Acomb, York.