Rubbish humour

First published in Letters

THE DAY following publication of my letter about the new smaller refuse bins being swallowed along with two others in my street, three out of 12, new ones were delivered to us.

I was told that just in the small area around my home 30 were delivered and was also told that the cost of these bins is about £100 each.

So in what would have been a matter of minutes, possibly £3,000 of council taxpayers’ money went to the landfill site that these bins were supposed to stop happening to encourage more recycling.

And this is just one small area of Newport.

Now perhaps if the bins were made out of recyclable plastic, which they are not, then they may have helped, but in fact they have now added to the ever increasing amount of rubbish put into landfill sites.

Hopefully, but I very much doubt it, someone from Newport City Council will tell us how many of these new bins have been swallowed by the refuse trucks that they were obviously not designed for and how much the cost of them was.

Time will tell whether these were a cost-saving idea when the tonnages of recyclable material is published each year.

Shaun McGuire Mole Close Bettws Newport

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7:33pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Mervyn James says...

I've already noticed since the new bins were installed, more people are burning rubbish in their back gardens and there seems some increase too of loading up other people's bins (!), and dumping too. People aren't recycling just finding alternative ways to get rid of what they have,and it all ends up in landfill at the end. I've only one box to recycle into, most in my street only have one so cannot recycle anyway.
I've already noticed since the new bins were installed, more people are burning rubbish in their back gardens and there seems some increase too of loading up other people's bins (!), and dumping too. People aren't recycling just finding alternative ways to get rid of what they have,and it all ends up in landfill at the end. I've only one box to recycle into, most in my street only have one so cannot recycle anyway. Mervyn James
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2:59pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mr Bump. says...

Shaun Mcguire, is that all you do is moan? Good god i'm sick of reading your drivel. Apart from that story about your oak tree, every other time you have featured in the argus, you have been moaning.
Shaun Mcguire, is that all you do is moan? Good god i'm sick of reading your drivel. Apart from that story about your oak tree, every other time you have featured in the argus, you have been moaning. Mr Bump.
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11:41am Fri 18 Apr 14

papa says...

Mr Bump. wrote:
Shaun Mcguire, is that all you do is moan? Good god i'm sick of reading your drivel. Apart from that story about your oak tree, every other time you have featured in the argus, you have been moaning.
Its McGuire with a capital G, if you don't mind. Must have been your head that you bumped Mr Bump, still didn't knock any sense into you though. The plain answer is that if you don't like what I write then don't read it. If it upsets you that much, then I will have write more of it. Nice to know I have such avid readers. Thank you Mr Bump.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Bump.[/bold] wrote: Shaun Mcguire, is that all you do is moan? Good god i'm sick of reading your drivel. Apart from that story about your oak tree, every other time you have featured in the argus, you have been moaning.[/p][/quote]Its McGuire with a capital G, if you don't mind. Must have been your head that you bumped Mr Bump, still didn't knock any sense into you though. The plain answer is that if you don't like what I write then don't read it. If it upsets you that much, then I will have write more of it. Nice to know I have such avid readers. Thank you Mr Bump. papa
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5:44pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Mr Bump. says...

You have a reputation of being a moaner and complainer, your neighbours have had a guts full of it..Give over please.
You have a reputation of being a moaner and complainer, your neighbours have had a guts full of it..Give over please. Mr Bump.
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11:31pm Sat 19 Apr 14

papa says...

Funny you should mention my neighbours who think I am a moaner and groaner and have just given me statements to use in a civil case against Newport City Council and will be put into the county court on Tuesday coming. You must really get to the hospital very quickly Mr Bump, your head injuries are far more serious than I think they are. Not all cups are in the cupboard I think.
Funny you should mention my neighbours who think I am a moaner and groaner and have just given me statements to use in a civil case against Newport City Council and will be put into the county court on Tuesday coming. You must really get to the hospital very quickly Mr Bump, your head injuries are far more serious than I think they are. Not all cups are in the cupboard I think. papa
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11:39pm Sat 19 Apr 14

papa says...

I wonder Mr Bump whether you will ever post on this site soon when the Argus make it that you have to use your real name. If you do, then I will know exactly who you are and your cowardice will show through because YOU won't post again then! Prepared to comment on this with your real name, I doubt it very much.
I wonder Mr Bump whether you will ever post on this site soon when the Argus make it that you have to use your real name. If you do, then I will know exactly who you are and your cowardice will show through because YOU won't post again then! Prepared to comment on this with your real name, I doubt it very much. papa
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10:03am Sun 20 Apr 14

smokintheweed says...

papa wrote:
I wonder Mr Bump whether you will ever post on this site soon when the Argus make it that you have to use your real name. If you do, then I will know exactly who you are and your cowardice will show through because YOU won't post again then! Prepared to comment on this with your real name, I doubt it very much.
You don't half post some boring crap on here though. I'm amazed the Argus bother to print it.
[quote][p][bold]papa[/bold] wrote: I wonder Mr Bump whether you will ever post on this site soon when the Argus make it that you have to use your real name. If you do, then I will know exactly who you are and your cowardice will show through because YOU won't post again then! Prepared to comment on this with your real name, I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]You don't half post some boring crap on here though. I'm amazed the Argus bother to print it. smokintheweed
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