I’M still trying to get my head round recycling in Solihull; on the one hand we’ve got householders who are totally confused about what to put out and when, and on the other we’ve got binmen and women picking and choosing which bins to empty if the lid isn’t shut properly.
The result is that most people appear to be putting most bins out most of the time and hoping for the best.
No wonder then, that despite all the major events of 2010, rubbish recycling and collection topped our list of subjects most written about by readers, surpassing such thorny issues as Parkgate and plans for a Sainsbury’s in Dorridge.
Elsewhere on these pages Councillor Tim Hodgson, the man responsible as cabinet member for the environment and someone who personally I’ve got a lot of time for, is promising changes and improvements to the rubbish and recycling process. Well it can’t come soon enough - it can’t be that hard to come up with a system that is simple, logical, and easy to carry out.
No doubt Conservatives will blame Lib Dem and Lib Dem Conservatives for the current situation, but when other local authorities can get it so obviously right, why is Solihull continuing to get it wrong.