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Disappointingly sensationalist reporting by the Press. I have not been a fan of PSD, especially their past claims of consultation, but I was at the consultation meeting which was a real attempt at consultation. They clearly didn't have all the answers but they had gathered representatives from all interested groups to gather thoughts from all concerned. Cost was indeed the prime concern of all participants. Thereafter there was a divergence of opinion on the next priorities. It was recognised that kerbside collection has the potential to change the refuse collection landscape but that was no reason not to explore it further. Efficient collection to minimise costs is essential and many douzaines are not concerned that they would not be involved in raising the funds to pay for a scheme. The current fee collection scheme merely recovers the costs incurred by douzaines for tipping the waste so why shouldn't PSD collect their own money? The consultation meeting demonstrated how complex any ultimate waste management scheme will have to be. As a skeptic, I was impressed at how well the evening went. The one criticism I would have is the lack of strategy to inform the general public about the overall costs of any scheme. The defeat of a £73m incinerator has left many people that they have "saved" £73m, when in fact opting for the recycling route, it may well cost just as much, maybe more. However, until a scheme is finalised and agreed, it is difficult to say how much it will cost.