Have Your Say: A clear way to save money
WHEN Swansea changed over to recycling I, in error, put crisp bags in my pink plastic bag. It was unknown to me that silver or metallic items were exempt from the plastic bag.
Hence, my plastic pink bag was left uncollected, but I do see many others who put out black bags.
I telephoned the Amenities department to ask why my bag was not collected. The lady asked, "Do you have any items with silver, gold or metallic in with the plastic?" I replied, "Crisp packets". She said, "They are disallowed".
I thought to myself, I made the mistake, I have to take them out.
I have noticed, over the years, some neighbours do not recycle, they only use black bags.
So, having seen the headline – 'Tasked with saving £45 million – Swansea Council asking for any ideas' (Post, Oct 2) my suggestion, is if they made the black bags, clear bags instead, the refuse collectors would identify the responsible persons who are not segregating their refuse, and return them to the householder's, letting them understand it should be recycled, and not all go to landfill.
This, in turn, would save many man-hours and also, the money, gained by the recycling, in the proper bags the council would thus make more on the recycling side, instead of going to landfill. Any plastic items should also be washed out properly.
I seriously believe that householders should not get away with it as we all should try to keep expenses down, for Swansea Council. I feel that to help to contribute towards the saving of £45 million, that householders should be more proactive. It is so little to ask.
Please help, as others are! Therefore, the decline that we were in, will help us to get through the recession and achieve prosperity.
Let's give it our best, 100 per cent of us, it's not a lot to ask!
I feel that a clear bag for inspection could earn hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Concerned Swansea resident