Simple solution

Over the past few weeks I have read with interest letters such as Singing The Blues Over Bins, by Nigel J Knott, of Brampton (Derbyshire Times, January 5).

It seems to me that the two main drawbacks, or design faults – call them what you like – both have very simple solutions.

If the lids keep on blowing open, as they are so flimsy, surely the council’s recycling officer could contact the supplier/manufacturer and ask that some bins be made with heavier lids, possibly made with plastic four times as thick.

As for the inserts for paper and cardboard, of course all households are not the same, some people have more paper and cardboard to recycle than say a one-person housheold. Here again, it should be quite simple for the recycling officer to contact the supplier/manufacturer to ask for some blue bins to be supplied with larger inserts, say 50 per cent bigger than the standard sized ones,

As the saying goes: “Where there is a will, there’s a way.”

It seems to me to be quite simple really.

Peter Ashmore

Boythorpe