Every time we go to the tip we find it better organised, with more staff on hand to advise on recycling. "Can we recycle pillows?" I ask. No, not yet- so over the wall they go into the skip for irrecoverable dross. This time, for the first time, we've brought along a bag full of dead batteries. The man in the hard hat shows us where to stow them and is favourably impressed by our attention to detail. A notice pasted up the flank of a bin tells us that 50% of all the stuff people brought in last month was recycled. Hooray for us!
And now the tip is being expanded into the lot next door. The woman on the gate explained it to us. The concrete bunker thingies with the Cold War vibe to them will be where the skips get docked. I can't wait to use them.
We've taken three car loads this week. Isn't it great when the act of throwing things away gets to feel like the performance of a noble civic duty!