RUBBISH collections just once a month are “inevitable”, the Government’s bin quango has announced.
Millions of homeowners already suffer the misery of fortnightly bin collections as half the councils across England have cut services.
Many town halls impose fines of up to £70 for those who leave rubbish sacks next to wheelie bins, put out their bins too early or in the wrong place, or leave the lids open half an inch.
he latest policy recommendations by the quango, called Wrap, say household rubbish in wheeled bins should be collected “no more than fortnightly”.
Wrap also predicts four-weekly collections “in the next three to five years”, with its head of waste, Philip Ward, saying the monthly bin round is “inevitable”.
Research commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs suggests that heavy fines for people who fail to cut back on the amount of household refuse they bin will also be ushered in during the next Parliament.
The research adds that “pay-as-you-throw/variable charging” would be the conclusion of the policy to cut household waste.
A Defra report last week revealed that people trying to evade town hall recycling drives by burning their household rubbish had become the greatest source of cancer-causing dioxins in the air.
Campaigners against bin cuts warn that longer periods between collections will bring more disease-carrying vermin to residential areas and an increase in fly-tipping.
Now maybe, an here is a radical suggestion, that the clerks at the town call could cut back some of their fancy trips twinning with Mogadishu; cut back on the vast wages bill for eco-councilors and fancy propaganda leaflets they drop through the letter box each month or so.
Just saying is all, after all it is our money they are wasting for not collecting the bins....