Good grief .. how dreadful.Spardo wrote: ↑Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:05 amWe don't even have a bin unique to ourselves, just 3 bins (one of them small) between 6 households 150 metres down the bottom of a steep hill. No chance of carrying it down let alone walking back up for the infirm.
The system changed about 5 or 6 years ago, we used to leave our bags (no bin) outside our shared drive, then we found that it was not being collected for several weeks and it piled up till I took it in the car to the village bin.
Apparently they had changed the system without bothering to tell us.
Recyclabe bins are on the road just above us, one day various rubbish was scattered on the road after the lorry had been. When I complained I was told that some of it was the wrong type of plastic, so the lorry driver had simply thrown it out.
Although I complain (to myself if no one else) about the very numerous summer holidaymakers clogging up just about everything around us .. the roads the markets the supermarkets and the beaches and the restos .. it has become obvious to me that we owe them a great deal of thanks. As it is because of them that we have weekly collections of rubbish, plastics/cardboard/paper and glass all year round and daily collections of the same in the season ie throughout July and August.
So a big thank you to all the visitors to our area.
Although I have to add that I have always been 'green' firstly in the UK and then 'Eco' here in France. We recycle plastic, glass, paper etc etc, we compost a lot .. we have our own productive potager which keeps us in salad and veggies in the summer .. plus we burn what is allowable in our 'insert' in the winter months.
I appreciate how very difficult it must be for town dwellers.