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Jeremy Clarkson says he's received threats after 'squaring up’ to local binmen

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host Jeremy Clarkson, 60, said he’s unsure about which items go in what bin and insisted he doesn’t have time to figure it out. The presenter queried which bins the likes of carrot peelings and wine bottles go into as he admitted he was often “confused” by the rules.

He said: “I have children and a job and, even in lockdown, a life.

“So I really don’t have time to do a full CSI job on my rubbish just to make life simpler for the people I pay to sort it out.

“And what makes it all worse is that when I square up to the bin men, they come round at the crack of dawn, before I’m up, and fight back with letters and threats and rules.”

He added: “Already, they won’t come up the farm drive to collect my refuse, which means that on a Sunday night, I have to get three wheely bins to the gate which is more than half a mile away.”

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Jeremy went on to say the binmen had put a sticker on his bin recently to tell him it hadn’t been emptied.

He added in his column with The Sun: “I couldn’t help thinking, ‘In the time it took you to apply the sticker, you could have emptied the damn thing’.”

The ex Top Gear star said he was left with the rubbish as he queried further: “What am I supposed to do?”

“I can’t dump it in an old quarry on the farm because it might cause injury to a family of badgers, and I can’t burn it because of some eco-regulation about the sky.”

“Whereas if you go and do proper old-fashioned farming, with proper old-fashioned tools, you come home at the end of the day having achieved something.”

Last year, Jeremy turned farmer ahead of his new show I Bought The Farm.

“I’ve always seen my farm as many things,” he added.

“A place of great beauty, a fun business and, if I’m honest, a good way of passing on wealth to my children without the taxman getting involved.



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