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Waste not - want not

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Sometimes it’s nice to tackle tough subjects with a serious face framed by a furrowed brow.

This has taken some hours in the mirror to perfect so let’s be quick before the effect wears off.

The first thing we need to tackle is, of course, rubbish and the scandalous way in which the Tauranga City Council is rummaging in your affairs.

As a member of the upper echelons of society, I hire a wheelie bin for rubbish. I don’t know how much it is but I know it is not too expensive because it only gets paid once a year. Only two things get paid once a year – the wheelie bin and the regional council rates.

Greenwaste goes into a big pile and eventually turns into a pumpkin patch. This only becomes an issue during summer when Mrs Hutch complains about the flies and insists I “get rid of” the lawn clippings some other way.

Problem solving

This was a significant source of domestic tension – I mean how many different ways are there to get rid of lawn clippings? I can’t just throw them over the fence to Dave. Eventually I discovered the mulch mower. Pure witchcraft. Problem solved.

We do still have an embarrassing problem with glass........

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