When I arrived home this evening, there'd been a double-delivery of two identical special information packs stuffed through my front door,
So that's one special information pack for each of the twin-bins.
Twin-packs. But no twin-bins. I've searched every corner of my driveway, garden and all round my house, but I can't find my new bins, not even one.
I can only assume they ran out when they reached 24 and that they'll be here tomorrow by separate delivery.
When the bins do arrive, I'll have plenty of rubbish to put in them.
For including the outer envelope, each of the special information packs contains ten - yes, ten - separate printed items as follows:
1. an eight-page colour-coded brochure titled Using your Black Bin.
2. a second eight-page colour-coded brochure titled Using your Silver Bin.
3. a third eight-page leaflet titled Slim your Bin, A practical guide to reducing your rubbish (same colours, but not to be confused with the second leaflet Using Your Silver Bin (see above).
4. An A4 sticker for me to attach to my silver bin listing items to place inside it.
5. An A4 sticker for me to attach to my black bin, with a more detailed also list of items that are also to be placed in the silver bin, not the black bin.
6. A gimmicky wheel thingy which tells me where recycling sites are in Ancaster, Allington and Asda's Grantham and a host of other places that seem rather a long way from the Deepings. (Maybe now I'm getting cynical...but there's more)
7. An A5 card with details of a competition if I reply before August using the prepaid presumably by me Freepost Plus address.
8. A sticky-backed A5 calendar titled Your collection dates that doesn't do what it says on the "tin": It doesn't actually tell me when my bins will be emptied!
9. A covering letter from Councillor Ray Auger, Executive Member for Waste Services at South Kesteven District Council in Grantham telling me how wonderful the new scheme is.
I well remember Ray telling me some years ago that a recycling collection system covering SKDC could never work!
Believe it or not, in his covering letter, Ray issues the following warning:
We will write to you shortly to let you know when your first collections are. Please do not use your bins until you have received that letter.It appears Ray forgot to actually read the Guide to reducing your rubbish before actually ordering hundreds of thousands from the printers...