The Landscape Guide

16.25 Recycling Parks

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Once, when we lived in the country, a refuse tip was opened near the village where we lived. My wife thought it a wonderful opportunity to clear out the house. I took unwanted items to the tip and enjoyed looking at what other people were casting away. The fun came to an end when my wife realized I was bringing home more than I took away. There is an important principle here. Families can give away all sorts of things that they no longer need and take home all sorts of things that they require. The possibilities include topsoil, subsoil, hardcore, timber, furniture, toys and household goods. This is standard practice in Third World countries. Supervision would be required for recycling parks, as for other parks. It could be a temporary use for land awaiting development.