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Policies are wasteful
10:30am Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Letters
I have just returned from a trip to the Ardley recycling centre.
On putting some metal in the recycling skip I noticed what looked like a brand new wheelchair.
My elderly mother is confined to a wheelchair and this looked to be in infinitely better condition than the one she currently uses. I asked the operative if I could have it.
He quite properly pointed to a sign saying that once in the skip it becomes the property of Oxfordshire County Council.
So I rang the council when I got home and was told that there were no exceptions to their rule and the metal could probably be used to make another wheelchair I ask you – I think the council has lost sight of the true meaning of recycling in their bid to boost figures.
Surely there has to be some leeway for common sense?
I would willingly have paid something for the wheelchair.
Not all that long ago reusable items were put aside and sold. I am still using a water butt that I got for £1 to water my garden in these times of drought.
What a rubbish policy.
FRANK BUSBY Broadway Kidlington