Families face stricter recycling demands, tougher fines and having to use smaller wheelie bins under new waste disposal targets.Ahhh, and you thought it had gone away, didn’t you?
Tighter controls on how much rubbish households can leave out are on the way, following new proposals agreed between town hall chiefs and Whitehall.
Details of the new rubbish targets were disclosed by ministers just as Labour backed down over plans to make every household keep a kitchen slopbucket in the name of recycling.It hasn’t ‘stopped’. It’s just been put on hold.
The slopbuckets emerged as a Whitehall favourite after public hostility halted the move towards fortnightly collections of rubbish.
Around half the country has fortnightly bin pickups and compulsory recycling - but the spread of the system has stopped in the face of opposition and a voter backlash at council elections.
As soon as May 7th hoves into view, it’ll be all systems go once again.
No matter who walks through the door of No. 10.