It's a time of economic decline, there is yet another tax hike on the horizon, and so London bureaucrats and politicians logically start talking about recycling kitchen scraps. The city's environment and transportation committee is recommending regular garbage collection be reduced to once every two weeks, along with the implementation of a green bin program, that is estimated to cost $8.5 million to start with and another $6.5 million annually to operate. Apparently shifting scraps of biodegradable food bits is going to save the landfill that is projected to be full in 15 years.
Londoners could be using a green bin to recycle kitchen scraps faster than city hall bureaucrats are calling for.And while I long for the days when everything just went into a big black garbage bag before being hauled out to the curb, it could be worse. We could be living in Toronto where you need a manual to figure out which receptacle to put your waste in.