Merton is genuinely an excellent council at recycling in my personal experience, however since xmas many Xmas trees remain waiting for collection , as asked being placed in the front of the property. Despite emails, and multiple twitter messages, many remain uncollected. I personally counted 8 in the roads around me during a 15 minute walk to the station.
So why do I think this has happened? My personal theory is that the idea is to recycle these xmas trees for next xmas. A great idea. More seriously, please come and collect them. I know you invite folks to email you etc, but really all the roads here around KT3 contain xmas trees, so just get the lorry/van whatever out and come and collect please.
Seems the same thing is happening in other parts of the council territory. So maybe come and collect and then work out what went wrong this year. Or shall we just use the same trees next year?
On lastly a serious point, you adopt a zero tolerance littering policy at Wimbledon Station and other environs regarding cigarette ends being thrown on the floor, with immediate punitive fines. I recently wrote a few thoughts on this. Are you not actually creating your own littering crime? Why should the council not be fined £75 for each xmas tree that they should have collected by maybe a week ago or longer? Thoughts.