ONCE again the people of Glasgow are being criticised over recycling (We're rubbish at recycling, August 8).
I live in a tenement with six flats.
We have two blue recycling bins, which are well used, but there seems to be a problem emptying them.
At present they have been outside for almost FIVE weeks awaiting collection.
Perhaps the council could address this problem before offering criticism of residents.
IT was ironic to read Councillor Jim Coleman trying to defend Glasgow's awful recycling record (August 8).
I do not accept that the housing stock is as big a problem as is made out.
I live in Jim's ward, in a tenement flat, and there is no problem with my neighbours and I putting out our wheelie bins each week.
Yet it was only after repeated requests that we were given a brown bin (for garden material) and the council is refusing to give us a purple bin (for glass).
How can the council expect the situation to improve when they make it so hard for those of us who want to recycle?
John Mason MSP
WHAT an inspiration Glasgow's young carers are and how much more they deserve than a festival weekend. (August 8 and 9)
I hadn't realised the numbers of children who look after family members who are ill or disabled – many it seems without thinking they are doing anything special.
But the truly shocking figure is that there are around 100,000 Scots youngsters in this role but only 4000 are being helped by charities.
Something must be done to find the others.
Jean Smith, Baillieston
I WAS pleased to read that the Safer Streets initiative has proved a success in Maryhill (August 9).
Residents need to feel safe in the city and this sort of crackdown is the right way to go about it.
Crime can't go unpunished.