Changes to bin collections cost millions, say Lib Dems

BOLTON’S Liberal Democrat group has criticised Town Hall bosses for wasting money by changing the bin collection system.

Cllr Roger Hayes’ comments came as Bolton Council’s executive cabinet approved plans to change the weekly collection system to a fortnightly one.

Leader of the Lib Dems in Bolton, Cllr Hayes, who introduced the alternate bin collection system in 2005, said when the Labour group re-introduced weekly collections in 2006, it cost the borough millions.

He said that, since 2006, the refuse collection system has cost about £14 million more than it would have done if Labour had not made the change. Cllr Hayes also claimed Bolton has moved from being one of the best boroughs for recycling in Greater Manchester to the worst because of the change.

He added: “Labour is finally admitting the system of refuse collection introduced by the Liberal Democrats in 2005 is the only way of increasing the town’s recycling.

“It has already been proved that this system works. Just think what all those millions could have done for other services like roads. Instead Labour has poured it down the drain.”

On February 20, councillors will vote on whether to implement the new system.

Under the new system residents would receive a food waste container that will be collected weekly. Grey bins, for household waste, and recycling bins would be collected on alternate weeks.

Council bosses say the fortnightly service will save £2.6 million per year and increase recycling.

Bolton Council must save £43.6 million over the next two years because of government budget cuts.

Bolton and Salford are the only authorities in Greater Manchester which do not have either fortnightly collections or reduced sized grey bins, and Bolton is also bottom of the recycling league table in the county, having slipped from second place in 2006/07.

Comments (27)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:41am Sat 16 Feb 13

irwell1 says...

Please report the FACTS. If you have a green bin you will be expected to put food in there and it will be collected every TWO WEEKS. Most of us have a green bin SO FOOD WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED EVERY TWO WEEKS.
Please report the FACTS. If you have a green bin you will be expected to put food in there and it will be collected every TWO WEEKS. Most of us have a green bin SO FOOD WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED EVERY TWO WEEKS. irwell1
  • Score: 5

11:14am Sat 16 Feb 13

JOHN HIGHAM says...

I`m in shock reading that those green bins are MEANT to be for food waste ?????? I always was thinking those green bins was just the same size has emptyhead Morris`s wallet and like him no use at all.............
I`m in shock reading that those green bins are MEANT to be for food waste ?????? I always was thinking those green bins was just the same size has emptyhead Morris`s wallet and like him no use at all............. JOHN HIGHAM
  • Score: 3

11:18am Sat 16 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

It all depends on whether the weather is agreeable to the system.
It all depends on whether the weather is agreeable to the system. boltonnut
  • Score: 4

12:05pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Rocket_Scientist says...

Can I just point out two things - firstly I don't think 3 people make a group and the sooner you are all voted off the better for this council and the country; secondly stop making political point scoring at the expense of the opposition and just get on with doing what you are elected to do for the time being until you loose your seat!!!
Can I just point out two things - firstly I don't think 3 people make a group and the sooner you are all voted off the better for this council and the country; secondly stop making political point scoring at the expense of the opposition and just get on with doing what you are elected to do for the time being until you loose your seat!!! Rocket_Scientist
  • Score: 7

1:55pm Sat 16 Feb 13

SmoggyDiasboro says...

Rocket_Scientist. Sorry but I don't get your second point: by Opposition - do you mean the national opposition i.e. Labour and others? If so, what relevance is that to Bolton Council where the LDs are in opposition. As such they are surely able to critcise the ruling party who arguably have 'wasted' £14m of Bolton's Council Tax payers by their overthrowing the previous LD policy of fortnightly collection. If you agree that it was £14m well spent, then continue to support it. If not then at least agree ON THIS ISSUE if on nothing else that it was a good idea back in 2005-06 and that Labour's introduction of a waste food collection service is an enhancement. The problem isn't the collection per se, it is the simple incapacity of Council Tax payers to realise that waste DISPOSAL of recyclable items in grey bins is not only bad for the environment but also for wallets. A proportion of the wasted £14m would have been better spent on providing some form of communal collection facilities for those who can't manage to physically store multiple bins. It ain't rocket science, Rocket_Scientist
Rocket_Scientist. Sorry but I don't get your second point: by Opposition - do you mean the national opposition i.e. Labour and others? If so, what relevance is that to Bolton Council where the LDs are in opposition. As such they are surely able to critcise the ruling party who arguably have 'wasted' £14m of Bolton's Council Tax payers by their overthrowing the previous LD policy of fortnightly collection. If you agree that it was £14m well spent, then continue to support it. If not then at least agree ON THIS ISSUE if on nothing else that it was a good idea back in 2005-06 and that Labour's introduction of a waste food collection service is an enhancement. The problem isn't the collection per se, it is the simple incapacity of Council Tax payers to realise that waste DISPOSAL of recyclable items in grey bins is not only bad for the environment but also for wallets. A proportion of the wasted £14m would have been better spent on providing some form of communal collection facilities for those who can't manage to physically store multiple bins. It ain't rocket science, Rocket_Scientist SmoggyDiasboro
  • Score: -3

2:58pm Sat 16 Feb 13

irwell1 says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
I`m in shock reading that those green bins are MEANT to be for food waste ?????? I always was thinking those green bins was just the same size has emptyhead Morris`s wallet and like him no use at all.............
They expect you to put food in there and it will be collected EVERY TWO WEEKS. The duplicitous Labour Council are trying to keep this quiet. The Tories and Lib-Dims are just as bad, but never trust the Labour lot.
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: I`m in shock reading that those green bins are MEANT to be for food waste ?????? I always was thinking those green bins was just the same size has emptyhead Morris`s wallet and like him no use at all.............[/p][/quote]They expect you to put food in there and it will be collected EVERY TWO WEEKS. The duplicitous Labour Council are trying to keep this quiet. The Tories and Lib-Dims are just as bad, but never trust the Labour lot. irwell1
  • Score: 5

5:28pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Meg1970 says...

Let the bolton people decide what they want! We pay our council tax!!!!!
Let the bolton people decide what they want! We pay our council tax!!!!! Meg1970
  • Score: 7

9:56am Sun 17 Feb 13

yonmons says...

Here we go "Back To The Future" it's 2005 and the Liberals are saving the planet by enforcing a weekly Bin Collection ! Same career councillors now see an opportunity to say how good that idea is, and choose to ignore the fact that it was EXACTLY that issue that lost them the majority in Bolton. Why are bins such a contentious issue in Bolton ? Answer because you can't seem to provide a good service ! Now it's hang on to rotting stinking food for 2 weeks ! FACT you have to many bins, your system is to complicated, and if your unreliable collection system fails for whatever reason it's a month before rubbish is collected. (Under a 2 week collection system. ) Again I ask EXPLAIN exactly how a two week collection system saves money ? Same vehicles running the routes same staff employed exactly how does this work. Oh and Mr Liberal what worries me about saving the planet is the likes of china and India bringing online one coal powered power station a week not what I put in my bin.
Here we go "Back To The Future" it's 2005 and the Liberals are saving the planet by enforcing a weekly Bin Collection ! Same career councillors now see an opportunity to say how good that idea is, and choose to ignore the fact that it was EXACTLY that issue that lost them the majority in Bolton. Why are bins such a contentious issue in Bolton ? Answer because you can't seem to provide a good service ! Now it's hang on to rotting stinking food for 2 weeks ! FACT you have to many bins, your system is to complicated, and if your unreliable collection system fails for whatever reason it's a month before rubbish is collected. (Under a 2 week collection system. ) Again I ask EXPLAIN exactly how a two week collection system saves money ? Same vehicles running the routes same staff employed exactly how does this work. Oh and Mr Liberal what worries me about saving the planet is the likes of china and India bringing online one coal powered power station a week not what I put in my bin. yonmons
  • Score: -1

11:16am Sun 17 Feb 13

Bert_Anchovy says...

Shock, horror! Who would have thought it, fat faced useless morris wasting OUR money.
Shock, horror! Who would have thought it, fat faced useless morris wasting OUR money. Bert_Anchovy
  • Score: 2

3:48pm Sun 17 Feb 13

SmoggyDiasboro says...

YONMONS - answering your question:
'Again I ask EXPLAIN exactly how a two week collection system saves money'
Ans. Because the additional cost isn't in collection - it's in disposal. The more Bolton residents throw in the Grey Bin, the more goes to landfill. The more goes to landfill, the more Boltoin is charged / fined.

To the other points: 1) Failed to be accepted in 2005. Agreed - following a concerted attack by the (then) Labour Opposition who were elected on a 'return to weekly bins' mandate. The LD point is that they, for short term electoral gain, decided to attack a policy which they now want to introduce (the polite word is 'incoherent' / 'inconsistent' - to the rest of us, it is hypocritical and has 'cost' an unnecessary £14m over the past 8 years.
2) Re service delivery. Can only agree. NOONE should have to wait more than 2 weeks for their food waste to be collected. If 'missed' then why not an evening shift - the 'operatives' won't have been working all day, the vehicles will have finished their rounds. I'm not arguing their Service Delivery methodology is perfect but they are adding to the LD base system by creeating a food collection service
3) Re India and China. Fully agree, but surely any pressure can only be built by 'good behaviour' elsewhere. The 'well they're breaking the law, why can't I' argument really doesn't hold water. If we're going to criticise, then we have to at least hold the moral highground. BUT, if that really doesn't sway you, then stick with the ostrich movement and continue to pay excess council tax. If you want to 'waste' it on 'waste' then don't ask for money for other things. If you're perfectly happy with the Labour Administration - fine. If not, then accept that you (as well as they) have to change.
YONMONS - answering your question: 'Again I ask EXPLAIN exactly how a two week collection system saves money' Ans. Because the additional cost isn't in collection - it's in disposal. The more Bolton residents throw in the Grey Bin, the more goes to landfill. The more goes to landfill, the more Boltoin is charged / fined. To the other points: 1) Failed to be accepted in 2005. Agreed - following a concerted attack by the (then) Labour Opposition who were elected on a 'return to weekly bins' mandate. The LD point is that they, for short term electoral gain, decided to attack a policy which they now want to introduce (the polite word is 'incoherent' / 'inconsistent' - to the rest of us, it is hypocritical and has 'cost' an unnecessary £14m over the past 8 years. 2) Re service delivery. Can only agree. NOONE should have to wait more than 2 weeks for their food waste to be collected. If 'missed' then why not an evening shift - the 'operatives' won't have been working all day, the vehicles will have finished their rounds. I'm not arguing their Service Delivery methodology is perfect but they are adding to the LD base system by creeating a food collection service 3) Re India and China. Fully agree, but surely any pressure can only be built by 'good behaviour' elsewhere. The 'well they're breaking the law, why can't I' argument really doesn't hold water. If we're going to criticise, then we have to at least hold the moral highground. BUT, if that really doesn't sway you, then stick with the ostrich movement and continue to pay excess council tax. If you want to 'waste' it on 'waste' then don't ask for money for other things. If you're perfectly happy with the Labour Administration - fine. If not, then accept that you (as well as they) have to change. SmoggyDiasboro
  • Score: -1

7:54pm Sun 17 Feb 13

irwell1 says...

From above post:
SmoggyDiasboro says...
3:48pm Sun 17 Feb 13

YONMONS - answering your question:
'Again I ask EXPLAIN exactly how a two week collection system saves money'
Ans. Because the additional cost isn't in collection - it's in disposal. The more Bolton residents throw in the Grey Bin, the more goes to landfill. The more goes to landfill, the more Boltoin is charged / fined.

Very poor answer Smoggy, we all know that you pay more if you put more in landfill, but the question was 'how does having a fortnightly collection stop more going in the grey bin?'
People will tell you they are already re-cycling everything they can.
From above post: SmoggyDiasboro says... 3:48pm Sun 17 Feb 13 YONMONS - answering your question: 'Again I ask EXPLAIN exactly how a two week collection system saves money' Ans. Because the additional cost isn't in collection - it's in disposal. The more Bolton residents throw in the Grey Bin, the more goes to landfill. The more goes to landfill, the more Boltoin is charged / fined. Very poor answer Smoggy, we all know that you pay more if you put more in landfill, but the question was 'how does having a fortnightly collection stop more going in the grey bin?' People will tell you they are already re-cycling everything they can. irwell1
  • Score: 1

11:45pm Sun 17 Feb 13

oldjourno says...

Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.
Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works. oldjourno
  • Score: 0

1:58am Mon 18 Feb 13

hoboh2o says...

oldjourno wrote:
Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.
You mean like kind of get things ready so next year our Romanian and Bulgerian imports will feel at home in Morris land?
[quote][p][bold]oldjourno[/bold] wrote: Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.[/p][/quote]You mean like kind of get things ready so next year our Romanian and Bulgerian imports will feel at home in Morris land? hoboh2o
  • Score: 3

8:32am Mon 18 Feb 13

irwell1 says...

oldjourno wrote:
Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.
And folk don't grumble in Bolton because we have a system that currently works, a system we pay for, and system that the Labour liars said they would NEVER change.
[quote][p][bold]oldjourno[/bold] wrote: Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.[/p][/quote]And folk don't grumble in Bolton because we have a system that currently works, a system we pay for, and system that the Labour liars said they would NEVER change. irwell1
  • Score: 1

10:18am Mon 18 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

hoboh2o wrote:
oldjourno wrote:
Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.
You mean like kind of get things ready so next year our Romanian and Bulgerian imports will feel at home in Morris land?
I would have taken you half seriously but you cannot even spell Bulgarian properly!

Did you know that there are already quite a few Bulgarians and Romanians already here, working, paying taxes, paying ionto the NHS??? If not, then I would advise you to take a cup of coffee and look around you!

Also there will not be a big influx, as people predict, due to the lack of historical links between the countries. Englisn, ion those countries is taught as a fourth language behind their own, German and Russian!!! The majority are expected to head to wards the Germanic countries because of the closeness and histortic links - even during the many wars they sided with the Germanic powers rather than the Western Allies or the Soviet army.

Oh yeah and don't count on Farage and the UKKIP party as they have got used to creaming the gravy boat in Euorpe and won't leave and won't change anything!!!
[quote][p][bold]hoboh2o[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldjourno[/bold] wrote: Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.[/p][/quote]You mean like kind of get things ready so next year our Romanian and Bulgerian imports will feel at home in Morris land?[/p][/quote]I would have taken you half seriously but you cannot even spell Bulgarian properly! Did you know that there are already quite a few Bulgarians and Romanians already here, working, paying taxes, paying ionto the NHS??? If not, then I would advise you to take a cup of coffee and look around you! Also there will not be a big influx, as people predict, due to the lack of historical links between the countries. Englisn, ion those countries is taught as a fourth language behind their own, German and Russian!!! The majority are expected to head to wards the Germanic countries because of the closeness and histortic links - even during the many wars they sided with the Germanic powers rather than the Western Allies or the Soviet army. Oh yeah and don't count on Farage and the UKKIP party as they have got used to creaming the gravy boat in Euorpe and won't leave and won't change anything!!! BWFC71
  • Score: -2

1:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

hoboh2o says...

BWFC71 wrote:
hoboh2o wrote:
oldjourno wrote:
Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.
You mean like kind of get things ready so next year our Romanian and Bulgerian imports will feel at home in Morris land?
I would have taken you half seriously but you cannot even spell Bulgarian properly!

Did you know that there are already quite a few Bulgarians and Romanians already here, working, paying taxes, paying ionto the NHS??? If not, then I would advise you to take a cup of coffee and look around you!

Also there will not be a big influx, as people predict, due to the lack of historical links between the countries. Englisn, ion those countries is taught as a fourth language behind their own, German and Russian!!! The majority are expected to head to wards the Germanic countries because of the closeness and histortic links - even during the many wars they sided with the Germanic powers rather than the Western Allies or the Soviet army.

Oh yeah and don't count on Farage and the UKKIP party as they have got used to creaming the gravy boat in Euorpe and won't leave and won't change anything!!!
Oh sorry Mr Spell check policeman seeing it was late after a gruelling day/night at work I posted this. I suggest you check some of your own posts!
Anyway your dead wrong, the ease of claiming benefit in the UK is the main attraction to the low end non-skilled of these countries. You want to try drinking decent coffee not the instant stuff, nine times the amount of Poles expected arrived most of them good old fodder for Morris and the Labour mob.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoboh2o[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldjourno[/bold] wrote: Next step: no bins, no collections. We all take our rubbish to skips strategically placed in the borough. Large scale redundancies, claims of rat infestations but maybe a cut in our council tax bills. Folk don't seem to grumble in other European countries where this system works.[/p][/quote]You mean like kind of get things ready so next year our Romanian and Bulgerian imports will feel at home in Morris land?[/p][/quote]I would have taken you half seriously but you cannot even spell Bulgarian properly! Did you know that there are already quite a few Bulgarians and Romanians already here, working, paying taxes, paying ionto the NHS??? If not, then I would advise you to take a cup of coffee and look around you! Also there will not be a big influx, as people predict, due to the lack of historical links between the countries. Englisn, ion those countries is taught as a fourth language behind their own, German and Russian!!! The majority are expected to head to wards the Germanic countries because of the closeness and histortic links - even during the many wars they sided with the Germanic powers rather than the Western Allies or the Soviet army. Oh yeah and don't count on Farage and the UKKIP party as they have got used to creaming the gravy boat in Euorpe and won't leave and won't change anything!!![/p][/quote]Oh sorry Mr Spell check policeman seeing it was late after a gruelling day/night at work I posted this. I suggest you check some of your own posts! Anyway your dead wrong, the ease of claiming benefit in the UK is the main attraction to the low end non-skilled of these countries. You want to try drinking decent coffee not the instant stuff, nine times the amount of Poles expected arrived most of them good old fodder for Morris and the Labour mob. hoboh2o
  • Score: 3

5:17pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Jesusislord says...

Meg1970 wrote:
Let the bolton people decide what they want! We pay our council tax!!!!!
Exactly!! If only there was some kind of 'voting' system where we could all have a say in who runs the council.....
[quote][p][bold]Meg1970[/bold] wrote: Let the bolton people decide what they want! We pay our council tax!!!!![/p][/quote]Exactly!! If only there was some kind of 'voting' system where we could all have a say in who runs the council..... Jesusislord
  • Score: 0

4:32pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Wigan Trotter says...

It would be interesting to know how many of those doing the most moaning about the Council plans for bin collections have actually filled in a voting registration form to vote?
It would be interesting to know how many of those doing the most moaning about the Council plans for bin collections have actually filled in a voting registration form to vote? Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 0

7:50pm Wed 20 Feb 13

hoboh2o says...

Wigan Trotter wrote:
It would be interesting to know how many of those doing the most moaning about the Council plans for bin collections have actually filled in a voting registration form to vote?
I complety fail to see what any of this has to do with a pie eater?
[quote][p][bold]Wigan Trotter[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know how many of those doing the most moaning about the Council plans for bin collections have actually filled in a voting registration form to vote?[/p][/quote]I complety fail to see what any of this has to do with a pie eater? hoboh2o
  • Score: 0

7:39am Thu 21 Feb 13

Wigan Trotter says...

hoboh2

Sorry, but I was born in Bolton and where they eat as many pies as in Wigan.
hoboh2 Sorry, but I was born in Bolton and where they eat as many pies as in Wigan. Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 21 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

Wigan Trotter wrote:
It would be interesting to know how many of those doing the most moaning about the Council plans for bin collections have actually filled in a voting registration form to vote?
Do you vote in your ,local elections, Wigan Trotter?

I know I do, but that does not entitle me to have a sole francise in expressing in what I feel is what is happening - that is open to EVERYONE as we live in a society that express freedom to express, whether one has voted or not!
[quote][p][bold]Wigan Trotter[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know how many of those doing the most moaning about the Council plans for bin collections have actually filled in a voting registration form to vote?[/p][/quote]Do you vote in your ,local elections, Wigan Trotter? I know I do, but that does not entitle me to have a sole francise in expressing in what I feel is what is happening - that is open to EVERYONE as we live in a society that express freedom to express, whether one has voted or not! BWFC71
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Thu 21 Feb 13

judyben says...

We have the bins and boxes to recycle now so there is no excuse for not doing so. Can't see that those who don't will suddenly start.How will they regulate it? Hope that the rumour that we are getting small grey bins is not true . Even if you recycle as much as you can at home, the prospect of fitting two weeks rubbish into a bin half the size will be a nightmare especially with delayed collections.at Christmas and when it snows Stinking food containers and anti social dumping of excess waste not a nice prospect either. Makes you a pessimist living in this borough!
We have the bins and boxes to recycle now so there is no excuse for not doing so. Can't see that those who don't will suddenly start.How will they regulate it? Hope that the rumour that we are getting small grey bins is not true . Even if you recycle as much as you can at home, the prospect of fitting two weeks rubbish into a bin half the size will be a nightmare especially with delayed collections.at Christmas and when it snows Stinking food containers and anti social dumping of excess waste not a nice prospect either. Makes you a pessimist living in this borough! judyben
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Thu 21 Feb 13

judyben says...

And whilst having a rant I forgot to agree with many posts. Lib Dems are weak ,ineffective and hypocritical. Seem to remember the chaos caused last time.
And whilst having a rant I forgot to agree with many posts. Lib Dems are weak ,ineffective and hypocritical. Seem to remember the chaos caused last time. judyben
  • Score: 0

7:04pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Wigan Trotter says...

BWFC71

Yes!
BWFC71 Yes! Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 0

10:00pm Thu 21 Feb 13

boydell says...

In Southern Ireland There are bar codes on the bins.
Each time they are emptied the code is scanned at the side of the lorry and the people get a bill every three months.(5 euros per empty)
It soon put a stop to people putting out bins with just a bit in the bottom. In the long run it saved time and money. There is no council tax in Southern Ireland but different types of stealth taxes are implemented like this one. Perhaps if the council brought in a tax like this and lowered the council tax it would mean that the more rubbish you got rid of the more you had to pay. of course the people on benefits or old people would be exempt from paying.
In Southern Ireland There are bar codes on the bins. Each time they are emptied the code is scanned at the side of the lorry and the people get a bill every three months.(5 euros per empty) It soon put a stop to people putting out bins with just a bit in the bottom. In the long run it saved time and money. There is no council tax in Southern Ireland but different types of stealth taxes are implemented like this one. Perhaps if the council brought in a tax like this and lowered the council tax it would mean that the more rubbish you got rid of the more you had to pay. of course the people on benefits or old people would be exempt from paying. boydell
  • Score: 0

6:56am Sat 23 Feb 13

hoboh2o says...

boydell wrote:
In Southern Ireland There are bar codes on the bins.
Each time they are emptied the code is scanned at the side of the lorry and the people get a bill every three months.(5 euros per empty)
It soon put a stop to people putting out bins with just a bit in the bottom. In the long run it saved time and money. There is no council tax in Southern Ireland but different types of stealth taxes are implemented like this one. Perhaps if the council brought in a tax like this and lowered the council tax it would mean that the more rubbish you got rid of the more you had to pay. of course the people on benefits or old people would be exempt from paying.
Sounds a wizzard idea, then we can all shuffty round to our world food corner shop, pick up a stick on barcode for 50p that would register a bin lift to someone elses account ;-)
[quote][p][bold]boydell[/bold] wrote: In Southern Ireland There are bar codes on the bins. Each time they are emptied the code is scanned at the side of the lorry and the people get a bill every three months.(5 euros per empty) It soon put a stop to people putting out bins with just a bit in the bottom. In the long run it saved time and money. There is no council tax in Southern Ireland but different types of stealth taxes are implemented like this one. Perhaps if the council brought in a tax like this and lowered the council tax it would mean that the more rubbish you got rid of the more you had to pay. of course the people on benefits or old people would be exempt from paying.[/p][/quote]Sounds a wizzard idea, then we can all shuffty round to our world food corner shop, pick up a stick on barcode for 50p that would register a bin lift to someone elses account ;-) hoboh2o
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Sun 24 Feb 13

boydell says...

Its not as easy as that HOBOh20.
The bar codes are registered with the council so each household has its own individual code. The Irish are smarter then you give them credit for.
Its not as easy as that HOBOh20. The bar codes are registered with the council so each household has its own individual code. The Irish are smarter then you give them credit for. boydell
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree