Wasteful policy? (Douglas Young)
The SIC has withdrawn the community skips service where rural dwellers could dispose of bulky items in an effort to save money and replaced it with their own uplift scheme. This commenced with a truck and two employees driving a round trip of 50 miles to collect five items from Sumburgh.
How this is cheaper than a return empty/full skip service with several tons of rubbish, along with a huge increase in vehicular pollution is known only to hundreds and hundreds of pen-pushing managers with damn-all to do but dream up savings like these.