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What A Waste

Published: Sep 22nd, 2009 | Author: The Beeralist

Waste apples dumped by the road

Waste apples dumped by the road

Nothing whatever to do with beer or pubs, but just something I feel strongly about. I saw these four bags left in the street near where I live last week. They are full of apples from someone’s garden and they’re in the local council green waste bags to be collected.

Now I know they’re not dumped in the general waste and that they will go for compost, but it just seems mad that they’re not being used.

Many gardens in this area (including my own) have apple trees as the whole area was a series of orchards up until about 50 years ago. But it does seem that we are the only people round here to actually use what grows on the trees – it is incredible getting so much fruit every year with no effort. When I told my neighbour (who has an apple tree too) that we used most of our apples he was actually amazed. Badly bruised windfalls and others that we don’t eat straight away get chopped up and frozen, and my wife makes a superb apple crumble all year round with our own apples.

It’s ironic that those people with apples rotting in their gardens probably buy the apples they actually eat in the local supermarkets.

Anyway, my rant is over and a normal beery service will resume.

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