posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 08:25 AM
reply to post by anonymous12345
Thank you, I was about to post much the same info but you beat me to it..
Quite frankly, its amazing how many of the "new generation" of tax payers think that council tax is only for the collection of refuse. They must
think that the police, fire, (not ambulance, comes from the NHS budget), street lighting, etc are funded from thin air. No, they are funded from
Some authorities charge for replacement wheelie bins, some don't. The concept is good but I do have a few issues with them.
1) They are breeding. We started off with a single black bin. Then we got given a green one for garden waste as well, then a blue one for paper, then
a grey one, and as from next year, they are adding a red one. That will be 5 bins. I simply don't have room for them. They eat over 50% of my already
Then you consider why they are breeding, simply so the collections companies can earn extra cash by selling the recyclables, which you are forced to
sort for them. They don't even have to provide their own sorters. Not to mention the £750 fine if you get caught repeatedly putting the wrong trash
in the wrong bin.
2) Its not common knowlege that the bins are RFID chipped and the trucks are equipped with chip readers. This was originally done with a PPT (pay per
throw) scheme in mind, where your bin would be weighed and you would recieve an extra bill if its weight exceeded some arbitary amount. This scheme
was shelved (not scrapped) due to its unpopularity, but its only shelved, and the technology for it is still extant.
Anyway, thats all I have to say. So far