Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Evening Standard: "Councils are ignoring the Government by threatening to fine residents £1,000 if they don't recycle."

Link to Daily Telegraph

"Martin Hunt, Colchester Borough Council's waste boss, has applied for new powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The legislation allows him to order dust carts not to pick up rubbish from serial offenders' homes. He said:
"People are being put off recycling because they can see other people getting away with not doing it.

People are saying: 'why should I bother with recycling when my neighbour is putting 12 black sacks out?'

They feel they are paying for someone else not doing what they could be doing, but by me having these powers, it could put a stop to that."

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