Bin laden politics

Plans to end weekly bin round hushed up

I am pleased to say I can float above all the controversy about rubbish collection because in this part of Aberdeen the frequency of collection is not an issue. There is NO household collection. We carry our bags to the large roadside rubbish containers which get emptied when they are full.

They are a couple of hundred yards from my front door and in a lay-by adjacent to a small park so they cause no nuisance to anyone in the street. Unfortunately they quickly fill with all sorts of strange stuff. Carpets, garden waste, bits of furniture, sinks - you name it. Builders stop off to unload bags of plaster and rubble and last week I found a large, executive-style office chair in one of the bins. At least it's better than fly-tipping.