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Author: Dave Plowman (News) Date: May 24, 2008 19:25
Went down the Wandsworth tip today. Sorry - refuse transfer station.
Everything goes into containers and is shipped out. Containers for all
sorts of re-cycling too.
You get to the general ones via a one-way circuit. There are two lines of
them - but only ever one line in use at any one time.
Normally one of the 'operatives' points each car from the queue at the
closest empty one. But today they seemed more interested in chatting
amongst themselves. I went nearly to the end of the line only to find the
two containers with no cars in front of them full - and I had heavy bags
of rubble. So had to drive round again. And had to stop in the access road
for about 15 minutes while a truck removed full containers and replaced
them with empty ones.
And a jobsworth was walking up and down the queue of cars looking for
people either smoking or using mobile phones...
And when I finally got to a container it was full too - as were all the
ones on that side. The other side all empty. And the operatives still
chatting without a care in the world.
*The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered*
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org
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