Worcestershire has a long way to go on recycling

First published in Letters by

WITH regards to recycling in other parts of the country, Paul Latham, who commented on services in London is absolutely right.

Not only is there a free green waste collection in North Somerset, but food waste is also collected weekly.

On moving to Malvern two years ago I checked the local authority website and was disappointed that a free collection of garden waste was deemed unfair on those without gardens, but the website also said food waste can be composted and used to enrich our gardens – rather pointless if you don’t have a garden!

In Bristol and North Somerset all food waste – including meat and fish bones – is stored in a seal-able container and collected.

General waste only needs to be collected fortnightly because there is so little of it and no rotting food either.

Worcestershire has a long way to go before it reaches the recycling targets being met by other local authorities.

Estelle Smart


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