Cost to recycle city’s rubbish

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I AM puzzled by your three-page story about recycling (July 22), which says that the cost of the new kerbside collection of cans, glass and plastic bottles is two and a half million pounds per year and that the income to the Council from selling collected materials is half a million pounds per year.

I AM puzzled by your three-page story about recycling (July 22), which says that the cost of the new kerbside collection of cans, glass and plastic bottles is two and a half million pounds per year and that the income to the Council from selling collected materials is half a million pounds per year.

This means that the net cost to council tax payers of the new service is a whopping £2m a year. Given that the new service apparently resulted in an increase in total recycling of a mere one per cent, it’s hard to see why anybody would regard it as a success. Why do you see this as a good news story and dignify it with an editorial?

Jim Cowley, S10

Monkeys in shed

I WAS horrified to read of monkeys kept in sheds. Who rescued them from the laboratories? How was one allowed to get pregnant when they had been rescued four years ago and what was going to happen to the babies? Were they doomed to a life in a shed? Please don’t let them have any more pregnancies and just look after the ones already there.

RMW

Barrow boxers

Congratulations to Brendan and Alma Ingle. I came across these beautiful people in 1973 when I was working on a site. When I went down to Newman Road, Brendan had let some of the air out of the tyres of wheelbarrows and he had them training by pushing them up the scaffold.

Frank Hardy