Thursday, 10 July 2008

Sharing Green Bins?

The Council's 'green bin' scheme for residents needing to dispose of a lot of garden waste is proving very popular, and the cost seems acceptable to most.
However, there are a number of people (like me, and my neighbours in Olympia Gardens) who have small gardens and don't generate enough garden waste to merit a bin. We can, of course, take one-off loads of waste up to the Amenity Site at Whorral Bank - but that really only works if you have access to a car. You can get to the Amenity Site by bus (35 or 518 from Morpeth) - well, you'd need to walk down from the bus stop at the Pegswood roundabout - but you can't really carry that many bags of rubbish on the bus.
So - I wonder whether there's a demand for groups of neighbours to share a 'green bin' - and how easy that'd be to organise? I guess this is about 'community leadership' again...

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