Waste of money

First published in Letters

WHY DOES Torfaen Council demand ever increasing recycling rates for household rubbish, year on year? Well here’s your answer; from January 2015 The Water (England and Wales) Act comes into force.

Regulation 13 of the existing act has been changed to make councils segregate waste more stringently. Guess who told our national government to draft this act. Got it in one, the EU Waste Framework Directive demands all signatory EU nations to comply through their national governments. We will have monthly collections of waste, like it or not. Because the EU forces us to.

Sorry Cllr Cunningham, the consultation is meaningless. I wish you told us the above, then we would understand better what will happen. What residents think will be ignored. Democracy is based on full disclosure; not hiding the truth.

Alas, I fear yet again that thanks to the EU, it is about to be thrown into the dustbin of history.

Jonathan Williams Talywain

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9:11am Fri 9 May 14

indy2012 says...

Nothing new then......this load of rubbish we call our councillors like to keep us in the dark, we can all do something about it though, election time this month and again next year, vote wisely folks your future rubbish is in your hands.
Nothing new then......this load of rubbish we call our councillors like to keep us in the dark, we can all do something about it though, election time this month and again next year, vote wisely folks your future rubbish is in your hands. indy2012
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7:56pm Fri 9 May 14

Independentvoter says...

If it wasn't for the EU we would not have equality for disabled people in the UK. We had 600 years of a British Parliament and a wheelchair user could not get into a shop or building. The EU gave us a law that made governments treat all of its people equally. Thank you Europe !!!!!!!!!! No thank you Farrage !!!!
If it wasn't for the EU we would not have equality for disabled people in the UK. We had 600 years of a British Parliament and a wheelchair user could not get into a shop or building. The EU gave us a law that made governments treat all of its people equally. Thank you Europe !!!!!!!!!! No thank you Farrage !!!! Independentvoter
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Mon 12 May 14

-trigg- says...

Whilst improved access to shops for disabled people can only be a good thing, I'd expect a little more than that from the EU in order to justify the £30b annual contribution Britain makes
Whilst improved access to shops for disabled people can only be a good thing, I'd expect a little more than that from the EU in order to justify the £30b annual contribution Britain makes -trigg-
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