People and costs involved in sending letters to minor transgressors of the rubbish sorting rule are better spent in ensuring the recycling depot can handle the occasional missort as this is inevitable – holidaymakers, old people, and people from other boroughs with other recycling rules will all cause this, and letters to housholders for minor transcxressions are a wate of money.
Sending paper lists of the recycling rules ie what can go in each bin evry 6 months (changing over time) should be banned, and replaced by the need for a simple label on each bin listing what can be put in, as these paper lists are easily lost.
Our Council provided bin lables 2 yrs ago but say they only ordered enough labels for the launch and couldn't replace em ie with the latest recycling rules. However they affortd to employ ineffectual rubbish police, send burocratic letters and paper recycling rules that are soon mislaid ands never handy when you are taking the rubbish out. Tsk tsk.
Why is there no joined up policy and simple country wide guide/system for recycling? This would give real economies of scale and allow recyciling plants to handle input from different areas more easily. And make consistent recycling rules too!