Torfaen in Past

First published in Letters

WHY has Torfaen gone back to the war years? When I was growing up in the 40s we had a bucket under the sink with a lid in which we put all our food waste, peelings, etc.

This was the pig swill and once a week a horse and cart came up the street and emptied all the buckets. In those days we could not afford to throw food out like they do today! When my friend from Cwmbran told me that this is what now happens in Torfaen (except for the horse and cart) I was appalled. Thank goodness I live in Newport where we have bio-degradable bags and a kitchen caddy.

Torfaen, we are now in the 21st century!

Anne Gatehouse Hoskins Street Newport

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:09am Thu 27 Mar 14

whatintheworld says...

umm torfaen has the same caddy and bio-degradable bag set-up...
umm torfaen has the same caddy and bio-degradable bag set-up... whatintheworld
  • Score: 3

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree