Why do so many householders insist on placing their refuse sacks out for collection the night before their collections are due.

Many of the sacks are ripped open by animals during the night or birds at dawn and the contents scattered over the pavements and roads.

Surely it would better to put the sacks out a couple of hours before collection time in the morning.

The bin men are busy enough as it is without having to spend time clearing up the mess.

Mervyn Davis