Environmental Issues

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?

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