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Affluent London neighbourhood rejects recycling bin scheme

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 09:13:12

Primrose Hill, one of London's most prosperous areas, with a large number of wealthy residents, has encountered an issue over the introduction of wheelie bins. They're being brought in help those who live there improve the amount of waste that they recycle.

The Daily Mail reports that Camden Council has started to roll out new blue recycling wheelie bins, designed to be used instead of the plastic crates which were used in the past.

The bins are obviously larger than the small receptacles that residents were used to, which makes them better suited to increasing recycling in the area. However, a large number of locals have actually begun to rebel against the implementation of the bins, arguing that they detract from the picturesque look of the streets in Primrose Hill.

Many of the homes on these streets are worth over 3 million and it is argued by those who are against the use of wheelie bins, that there is no space on the properties to keep the bins, which means they will be left on the curbside.

However, the council has responded by pointing out that a study found more than 20,000 homes in the area had adequate space to keep a bin.

Primrose Hill has been home to many famous people over the years, including actor, Jude Law and supermodel, Kate Moss.

The amount of support for the anti-bin campaign and the profile of those involved remains unclear, although a spokesperson said that the lack of front gardens on the Victorian terraced houses, which define the neighbourhood, is a real issue.

A council representative said that the aim of the new bins is to improve recycling rates by up to 40 per cent, which is something that locals will, hopefully, take onboard as necessary.




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