Friday, September 08, 2006

Murkyside's recycling shame

The five councils - Sefton, St Helens, Liverpool, Knowsley and Wirral - that make up Murkyside have been rewarded for their poor recycling record.

The councils control Mersey Waste Disposal Authority, whose company Mersey Waste is dumping waste in Hafod quarry, Johnstown.

The councils are "massively under-achieving on meeting their recycling targets" according to the government. As a result, the government's DEFRA department has rewarded them with an extra £6 million to get their house in order (see Daily Post 8/9/06).

3 Comments:

At Friday, September 08, 2006 5:03:00 PM, Anonymous Bren said...

Dunno why Murkyside gets an extra £6m reward for having a crap waste disposal scheme. All it needs to do is start recycling some of that landfill waste instead of driving miles to dump it at Hafod and poison the local community. As well as being more ecological, recycling brings in revenue and would save council tax payers some money. Many recycling schemes more than pay for themselves.

Are Murkysiders really happy to have their council tax wasted and their Welsh neighbours poisoned? Do they know about this?

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

surprise, surprise....scousers getting free handouts

 
At Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:48:00 AM, Blogger seren said...

More like "useless government gives lazy council money for old rope" (or rubbish)... I don't blame scousers for their councillors' laziness any more than I blame Wrexham people for their councillors' surrender last week.

 

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