Recycling Nazi’s

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The recycling nazi’s in Swansea have prosecuted a man for putting a letter in with his glass recycling.  He denied putting the piece of junk mail in the bag but despite having no evidence that he did, the council managed to obtain a conviction resulting in a £100 fine and £100 costs.

In April he was given a warning for putting his bins out a day early because he was going on holiday and then in June he was summonsed for putting a letter in a bag of glass recycling.

Since getting the summons he has refused to recycle.  Full marks to the Swansea recycling nazi’s for actually damaging their recycling programme.  As the newly-criminalised Mr Reeves said “People are not going to recycle if they end up in court and it costs them £200.”


  1. tommy3lions (9 comments) says:

    Unfortunately he is not the first and he wont be the last. This is the state of our once great nation. Through their own stupidity they have criminalised a law abiding citizen and lost a consciencious recycler. More power to him.

  2. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    This is crazy.

  3. Fear The Beast (7 comments) says:

    You conveniently missed out that he failed to respond to at least two attempts by the council to contact him to attempt to resolve the matter without it getting to court. But he’s a local journalist, and had he done so, he might’ve not had the chance to have his name and his story all over the national papers, which has got to be worth way more than £200 to him.

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    The worst thing is, according to the news it was a voluntary scheme he’d signed up to.

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