Weekly bin collections may resume in North Lincolnshire

June 06, 2011 5:30 PM

Some good news for residents in North Lincolnshire. It has been reported the council is considering resuming weekly bin collections which were changed to fortnightly collections in 2006.

Rubbish collection is one of the essential front-line services we pay our council tax for. It is wrong for councils to force people to dispose of their rubbish themselves, or store it indoors or in their garages. As I mentioned in a post last week, we do not pay our taxes to be preached at, but when you read the following comment from Jan Clark, the North Lincolnshire spokeswoman from Friends of the Earth, you will see there are many who expect your council to do just that. She said:
"My main concern would be that going back to a weekly collection would encourage people to be more wasteful and just throw things in the bin."

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If you pardon the pun: what a load of rubbish that statement is. Families don't create rubbish for the sake of it. In these difficult economic times, we don't throw away anything unless we really have to.

There will always be those who do not generate a lot of rubbish, and they are free to place their bins out for collection every two weeks if they wish; but by restoring weekly collections (with central government assistance) North Lincolnshire will be resuming an essential service thousands of families will be grateful for, and will value.Some good news for residents in North Lincolnshire. It has been reported the council is considering resuming weekly bin collections which were changed to fortnightly collections in 2006.

Rubbish collection is one of the essential front-line services we pay our council tax for. It is wrong for councils to force people to dispose of their rubbish themselves, or store it indoors or in their garages. As I mentioned in a post last week, we do not pay our taxes to be preached at, but when you read the following comment from Jan Clark, the North Lincolnshire spokeswoman from Friends of the Earth, you will see there are many who expect your council to do just that. She said:
"My main concern would be that going back to a weekly collection would encourage people to be more wasteful and just throw things in the bin."

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Careful now"][/caption]

If you pardon the pun: what a load of rubbish that statement is. Families don't create rubbish for the sake of it. In these difficult economic times, we don't throw away anything unless we really have to.

There will always be those who do not generate a lot of rubbish, and they are free to place their bins out for collection every two weeks if they wish; but by restoring weekly collections (with central government assistance) North Lincolnshire will be resuming an essential service thousands of families will be grateful for, and will value.

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