Your correspondent (Letters, May 22) asks, must we pay for kerbside recycling if we don't want it?

The answer is 'yes'.

A kerbside recycling facility is a public good, just like the playing fields and the library. When households have to pay for their recycling, as they do now, many don't bother. These free-loaders are a cost to our community, filling up the rubbish tips and wasting resources.

Whether a household has a lot or a little to recycle, the facility should be equally available to us all, and we should all share the cost. This is the price of


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