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Just how hard can it be to recycle Whitecross Market rubbish?

08 March, 2019

Rubbish dumped at Whitecross Market, ‘almost all of it recyclable’

• EVERY weekday the very popular Whitecross Market generates a large amount of rubbish. All credit to the stallholders who pile it up neatly by the side of the road ready for collection.

Almost all of it is recyclable: boxes, cooking oil drums and plastic receptacles. I walk down the street with my child from school pick-up and witness a rubbish cart collecting the rubbish at the end of the day. Note, not a recycling cart but a rubbish truck.

The irony is that the dustcart often has a slogan emblazoned on it encouraging householders to care about the environment, such as “Reduce Your Waste.

Choose Products with Less Packaging.” The market must easily generate a couple of tonnes of rubbish a year, most of which could be recycled. How hard can it be to get a recycling truck to collect the rubbish?

This seems a classic example of Islington Council telling people to do one thing without applying the same standards to its own operations. Shame on the council. Please do better.

GLENN BARDEN
Wenlock Road, N1

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