Back then, life appeared much simpler.
One bin. Collected every week. Not too difficult to remember.
Now one needs to remember whether it is the refuse or recycling that has to be put out. We declined a glass bin and so only have two to choose from.
With no side access to the back of the house, I had been contemplating constructing an enclosure at the front to hide the two wheelie bins that are rather prominent. When I arrived home a few weeks ago, I was so glad that I had not had the enclosure built.
A new baby bin for food waste had arrived.
Countryclean could arrange for the manufacture of one wheelie bin divided into three/four sections. Their collection truck could also be subdivided and when a bin was emptied, the waste would go into the appropriate
section. This would probably result in greater collection costs as the truck would get full sooner than at present.
However, it would mean that each household would only have to accommodate one bin. We can accommodate the bins to the front of the house but there must be very many terraced houses without front gardens who are using up a very large proportion of their rear open space with three/four bins.
I suspect that if the bins were still collected by the local authority, the local councillors would ensure that any objections were at least considered. With the privatised service, we might well have a fifth or sixth bin in the coming years.