Binmen in Croydon and Margate have been caught throwing rubbish, sorted by the householders for recycling, into the normal waste truck destined for landfill.
It begs the question, is this a more widespread problem?
Householders in these areas have caught binmen on camera blatantly emptying recycling boxes and bins into the regular dustcart, while the recycling truck workers lazily watch on.
Peter Hunt, Chairman at WasteCare says:
“This news is very worrying and the councils concerned need to take it very seriously. Unlike the council workers specialist waste companies like ourselves have to deal with material set aside for recycling responsibly. There needs to be a re-think with training and monitoring in order to ensure homeowners that their efforts are not in vain.”