Disposing of Garden Waste at the Recycling Centre? Be prepared...
I made a visit to the recycling center in Marlborough and have found the the effort to recycle now requires much more and strength and effort than previously.
My visit started with much debate with a lady employee on where it was permissible to park, apparently one has to park rear end onto the container one wishes to use and on no account on the markings that denote pedestrian walk way.
I took a large bag of garden refuse to the center I asked the same lady where I should deposit it and was pointed to a high flight of steel steps (at least ten). It required all my strength negotiate this many steps with a heavy bag full of garden rubbish and at the top of the steps being expected to raise the bag chest high to lift it over the barrier to deposit it in the skip.
I would like to know who decided to place all of these recycling skips up so many steps. They are like an obstacle race that require real strength to battle your way to the top with heavy items of recycling and will prove far to difficult for the more mature in our community to use. Surely these recycling centres should be a welcoming place for all that encourage us to recycle, not to discourage the less mobile or more mature among us.