Taking the Homer Simpson approach to bin collection

Some opposition TDs are asking: 'Can’t somebody else do it?' writes Michael Brennan

“Can’t somebody else do it?”

That was the catchcry of Homer Simpson, who promised a simple solution to Springfield’s waste crisis.

In one of the most famous episodes of the Simpsons, Homer promised to deliver an all-singing, all-dancing bin collection service and was quickly elected as the town’s sanitation commissioner. But it all went horribly wrong. He cut corners by stuffing the waste into disused mines under Springfield – eventually causing an explosion ...