No refuse collection this week. The lorry only comes once a fortnight in the winter. It used to be that rubbish was collected by tractor and dumped up at an open site on the hill. Some was then burned, some scavenged by the gulls and vermin, and the rest got battered into submission by wind and rain. Then the rules kicked in and so there are regular collections by scaffy-wagon. The vehicle is sent over on its own and an islander does the uplift the next day, the full cart being sent back on the next boat.
I wonder what the islanders of long ago would have thought?