After two months and three ’phone calls the council have finally collected the two green bags of garden waste I put out for collection. Reasons for non-collection explored during the ’phone calls included the bags not being green enough (tho’ they are clearly sufficiently green for the dustmen doing the non-recyclables collection to leave them behind) and that perhaps they were not visible from the road. (There’s a wall between my front forecourt and the road; council instructions are not to put bags in the road or on the pavement. So what do they want me to do, build a wall-high pedestal to put my green bags on?) Lets hope they’re rather more efficient when the full programme of recycling starts in September.