Tuesday, 6 July 2010
The return of the Rag Picker
Tameside Council have entered into an arrangement with Salford based textile recyclers I & G Cohen Ltd to introduce a kerbside textile recycling collection scheme in Tameside.
The initial pilot scheme will encompass 4000 homes some or all of which are in Ashton Waterloo.
Now recycling is a good idea, but this scheme raises a few issues. Why a Salford firm? What happened to "Tameside First"? Especially when Tameside already have an in-house recycling scheme (www.tameside.gov.uk/recycling ) which amongst other things donates 25% of it's profits to Willow Wood Hospice. A worthwhile cause, one which the former leader Cllr Oldham keenly supported.
Is this the start of a more economic based council regime where charity has no place?