I HAVE to comment regarding Tendring Council and the rubbish collection service.

Apart from obviously being very proud to be one of the worst authorities for recycling in the country, there seems to be total oblivion to the negative impact it has on the environment.

The amount of rubbish in my black sack would be at least halved if they collected plastics – as do most other local authorities and, of course, they used to!

The residents of Tendring have to pay a supplement for their green waste to be removed, must take their empty bottles and jars to one of the limited supply of bottle banks, buy their own rubbish sacks and food recycling bags.

Now they are introducing the grey bins for general household waste and fortnightly collections.

The party line is that these bins are small to encourage recycling. Great – if only we could!

My fear is that families will have too much rubbish to fit into these bins so will we end up with overflowing bins spilling into the streets or more flytipping.

The cynical me questions why they have renewed the supplier contract, and for so long, with a company that does not appear to support recycling?

Or was I correct earlier that Tendring Council is so proud of its recycling reputation it is determined to protect it at any cost to the environment?

Gill Reeve