^ Kerbside waste collection is not a stand alone subject that can be addressed in isolation unless in a few minor specifics, its only one small component and inextricably part of the whole waste disposal system.
Material that previously found its way in to skips, the saleroom etc still needs to go someplace, and that someplace for a lot of it is now the kerbside collection of other domestic waste.
The volume and material content of kerbside waste, which has been affected by the failure of the Council to support initiatives such as the skips and saleroom, dictates what methods and policies they employ for waste disposal. So how we are told we are supposed to present our waste before the Council will accept it, is directly related to our choices, or lack of them, of places to dispose of items/materials we no longer need/want.
Regardless of anything else, what goes in the essy kert and how is also dictated by the design of the essy kert itself, the job description(s) of its crew, and what facilities/plans exist for the waste that comes out of it again at the end of each day.
You have already made these points on two other threads and have made very little effort to answer the OP questions.
Also the idea that most/best recycling was done through a auction room is laughable. Have you got any figures to back that up?
There are other options available for recycling decent goods. This place for one, Cope and the various Facebook Shetland classified pages.
Yes, I have, and I believe they need making again and again for as long as the Council persist it making unsupported (unsupportable?) propagandistic allegations concerning their own 'recycling' plans.
The only answer to the OP's points I believe to be worth giving, had already been provided by Lerwick antiques - Keep on doing what you've done for the last 40 years, until and unless the Council start talking sense. Bung everything in one black bag, do with it whatever you've always done with it, and let them deal with it from there just as they've always done.
I didn't say the saleroom was the "most/best recycling", and I don't know whats given you the impression I did. I said it and the skips were two outlets which encouraged and facilitated recycling which the Council directly contributed to closing down, so it doesn't sit well that they're so gung ho and gushing now trying to sell their own pointless and demented 'recycling' to us.
Yes, there are numerous other avenues to move on things that folk no longer want, all of which ran in tandem the the skips and the saleroom without either being of any significant detriment to the other for some time, but none of them offer what the skips or teh salroom did.
Skips allowed anyone to dispose of anything reasonable conveniently, easily and quickly, and allowed anyone who saw something in one that was of use to them to help themselves to it there and then gratis.
The saleroom allowed folk to get rid of anything from the full contents of a house to a single item in one fell swoop, and to get money for it in time.
COPE cherry pick, and word on the street is they chrage for collecting now, plus you get nothing for the goods, not to mention that a lot of folk now are unwilling to use COPE any longer as they have issues with how the organisation operates and what it has become. Charity shops are very limited in what they'll take, and again, you get nothing for it.
Social media sales pages are fine and well, but only up to a point. Unless for high value items its difficult for either the seller, buyer or both to justify petrol costs to deliver/collect outwith population centres, and even if it is worth it, arranging a mutualy convenient time/place to complete the transaction often becomes a labour of love. Then there's the people who promise to buy, but either stall repeatedly or just vanish, and the sellers who do the same....