In South Tyneside, where I reside, there’s an ongoing hoo-ha over green bins.
Whether in Jarrow, Hebburn or Brockley Whins, for our beloved council in a bid to boost recycling and reduce landfill introduced a garden refuse green collection bin.
Then, as reported, 10,000 people paid a fee after signing up but soon came an almighty hiccup because after all it wasn’t deemed a sin to put said garden refuse in a common or garden black rubbish bin.
So cultivating a patch of land however small or large doesn’t appear necessary to pay a green bill collection charge.
Though one supposes people with a concrete garden couldn’t care a less while those with green fingers could say “Another fine mess.”