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The latest half-baked idea from this Government, is to scrap the statutory responsibility on Local Councils to collect household waste; thus allowing Councils to refuse collection of housholds who don't comply with their collection rules (remember the 4" gap in the lid saga?!). :roll: Errm, and what does the genius who thought this one up, think is going to happen if waste (for whatever reason) is not collected from residential properties?! :roll::wink:

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Allow us to contract out of Council refuse collection, give us all a council tax rebate equivalent to the current average cost of collections and let us make our own arrangements in either the public or private sector.

 

I'm sure any number of firms would soon spring up offering a flexible range of service levels from which householders could pick what is most appropriate to them.

 

Be interesting to see how long Council refuse collection survived at all if they faced commercial competition.

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Errm, I think the point being made was: what will folk do if their collection service is withdrawn? :? Bearing in mind that some on benefits are excused Council Tax and couldn't/wouldn't pay a private collection service. :roll: Options for them: either let it pile up in their back yard, thus posing a health risk to themselves and neighbours OR fly tip it somewhere - this Government can't seem to think anything through! :roll::wink:

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The system Inky Pete suggests is what is used in Ireland. If a private firm was used to collect the weekly garbage there would be no suggestion of people being persecuted (or prosecuted) for not closing the bin properly or putting the wrong sort of rubbish in it. Councils need to face up to the fact that we are paying them to provide a service. We are not paying them to order us around like naughty children!!!!! So let them get off their high horse and start giving us what we demand rather than the other way round, and if they can't do that then perhaps they should go and do something they can, e.g. collect their incapacity benefit (while job seeking of course). :roll::roll:

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Many many moons ago, Council's were obliged by law`to collect rubbish from households. :? There were at the time and still remain, sound public health reasons for them doing so. :? Just because the diseases that were prevelent in the past have reduced or been eliminated, doesn't mean they can't return. :shock: It's similar to the Hospital cleaning saga: they used to have special bio-cleaning teams, but because cases of infection virtually went away, they cancelled these teams, and like night follows day, we've returned to cases of MRSA and C-Dif etc. :roll: It's not rocket science. :wink:

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