Shame on bin pickers

Ron Middleton, Plumstead

This letter is meant for the people who rummage around bins at all hours before collection by council. One does not mind them doing this as it is a fortunate source of food for many of these unfortunates and secondly, they provide a service for the recycling industry.

However, my bin has been stolen twice. They wake one up at all hours and most irritating of all, they leave a mess all too often in the road.

Let this be a warning if this continues in spite of the good it does do, I will be forced to take my bin out five minutes before collection and encourage others to do the same until they learn to mend their ways.