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April 19, 2007

Ratty Paradise!

Not just rats in fact, urban foxes and files and maggots will also love this:

Weekly rubbish collections have been ended for households in four out of 10 councils in England, according to Government estimates made public yesterday.

Only every other week for food wastes. Those blocks of flats are really going to be humming by day 13 aren't they? Anyone else think this might not be a step forward into the glorious future?

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Why not pick-up just once a month?

Posted by: EU Rota | Apr 19, 2007 8:29:02 AM

We've had fortnightly collections for about a year now, it's extremely crap, especially if you forget to put it out, that means a month between collections.

What's really galling is that when people have complained about the health issues -- doesn't rotting food attract vermin, etc -- they've been told no it doesn't, everything's fine.

But when councils recently started fining people for putting out the bin on the pavement early or leaving it out too long - -their rationale has been that it's a health issue as it attracts vermin!

Posted by: Blithering Bunny | Apr 19, 2007 9:53:59 AM

What is the point in having a council if they don't even collect your rubbish regularly? That was the only benefit I received from paying council tax. Smash the council, stove their b****** heads in I say.

Posted by: Dusty | Apr 19, 2007 11:17:17 AM

I've had it for about a year now, last week the bin wouldn't shut as it was overfull, (there are four of us, next door has two occupants - same size bin!). When I returned from work there was a letter berating me for overfilling the wheelie bin, not recyclying enough - therefore killing the planet and threatening to take further action including the withdrawl of service if it happenend again. The Council blames the reduced service on having to meet EU recycling targets.

Posted by: alan | Apr 19, 2007 12:46:18 PM