Moray Council obviously means well, but how will people react to random visits by officials to check how they dispose of their rubbish?
However you try to dress it up, it looks like some kind of spot check on how you live you life.
Is that an over-the-top reaction? Picture yourself opening your door to an unannounced visit by council officials who want to know everything about your rubbish.
You are bound to feel slightly intimidated, or on your guard, in case you’ve done something wrong and they are going to take action against you.
OK, maybe that is taking things too far and the council is only there to help, not scare, people.
At the end of the day, recycling is a big issue and people can help save taxpayers’ money by doing it properly. But they might also ask how much it is costing to send officials out on what look like spot checks – and if that is value for money.
Is it too much like the nanny state, which we see permeating all levels of government these days?