Whilst Bexley’s record on recycling is on the whole good, nothing is perfect. The
picture (taken yesterday) is of my nearest recycling centre and shows the paper bin now
approaching four weeks without being emptied. Last time this happened Serge Poulo
who was looking after such things at the time told me there was a dispute
between the council and the contractor, the latter apparently claiming that the
paper was badly contaminated. Mr. Poulo seemed to think that couldn’t possibly
be true but as a regular observer of the bins I knew he was wrong. Some people put
anything through the large opening, not only plastic, polystyrene and tins, but
also broken furniture.
After Mr. Poulo moved on I was never able to get his successor to reply to email
so I gave up reporting problems. Mr. Poulo must be a popular man, for some
unexplained reason ‘Serge Poulo’ is a regular Google search bringing visitors to
the Bonkers site. Not as frequent as ‘Chris Loynes’ or ‘Eva Read’, but close.