'No plans to introduce three-weekly bin collections', say council

'No plans to introduce three-weekly bin collections', say council

'No plans to introduce three-weekly bin collections', say council

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BIN bosses insist there are no plans to introduce three-week collections in Bolton — after Bury Council introduced the policy.

Councillors in Bury have controversially voted to pick up grey bins every three weeks, while blue and green containers will be emptied every two weeks.

But Cllr Nick Peel, the executive member for the environment at Bolton Council, said while there was still a need to decrease the amount of rubbish going to landfill, the council was not looking to reduce the number of rounds in the near future.

He said: “We are not looking at a three-week collection in Bolton.

“A lot of people are making full use of their recycling bins, but other people are not and are just putting everything in one bin.

“If you put it all the rubbish in the same bin, unless you’re a single person, you are going to struggle with that. Landfill tax is here to stay.

“The scale of the task is rising and it is money that is being wasted but that the council has to pay as it is set by the government.

“The less waste that goes into a grey bin, the less the council has to pay in landfill tax and the easier it is on our budget.”

The Bolton News reported on Friday how thousands of bins will not be emptied for a month, after collections were missed during the public sector strike.

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10:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

andrew_wain says...

Well , bin day tomorrow.All the extra black bags will be taken out ready for collection seeing as I paid for a collection that wasn't removed.If they are not taken then they are staying put.
Well , bin day tomorrow.All the extra black bags will be taken out ready for collection seeing as I paid for a collection that wasn't removed.If they are not taken then they are staying put. andrew_wain
  • Score: 7

10:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

filthy6 says...

"No plans" means we haven't got round to thinking about it yet, but have probably discussed it
"No plans" means we haven't got round to thinking about it yet, but have probably discussed it filthy6
  • Score: 6

11:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

Hollieanne says...

'....the council was not looking to reduce the number of rounds IN THE NEAR FUTURE. Says it all doesn't it?
'....the council was not looking to reduce the number of rounds IN THE NEAR FUTURE. Says it all doesn't it? Hollieanne
  • Score: 0

11:22am Wed 23 Jul 14

Hollieanne says...

And in view of how emotive the subject of bin emptying is I do not believe the result of that poll for one minute!
And in view of how emotive the subject of bin emptying is I do not believe the result of that poll for one minute! Hollieanne
  • Score: -6

12:05pm Wed 23 Jul 14

devs says...

Give it a year
Give it a year devs
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Weren't we told the council had no plans for fortnightly collections a few years ago?

Basically, we can't trust a single word from any politician or councillor because they will do what suits them best to feather their own nest.
Weren't we told the council had no plans for fortnightly collections a few years ago? Basically, we can't trust a single word from any politician or councillor because they will do what suits them best to feather their own nest. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 9

12:43pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Iluminati says...

No plans to change to 3 weeks collection ? I can smell a rat!!!! Alarm bells already ringing throughout Bolton!!! I lilke to a put in on record, through this comment, that the council will introduce the 3 weeks collection within 12 month!!!! They simply can't stand back and see Bury getting a performance grant from Westminster, for a job "well done".
They will find some sort of banal excuse to press through with the 3 week collection service. The sad thing about it all is that we'll elect the councillors again at the next council election!!! D. O. N. T!!!!
No plans to change to 3 weeks collection ? I can smell a rat!!!! Alarm bells already ringing throughout Bolton!!! I lilke to a put in on record, through this comment, that the council will introduce the 3 weeks collection within 12 month!!!! They simply can't stand back and see Bury getting a performance grant from Westminster, for a job "well done". They will find some sort of banal excuse to press through with the 3 week collection service. The sad thing about it all is that we'll elect the councillors again at the next council election!!! D. O. N. T!!!! Iluminati
  • Score: 6

1:50pm Wed 23 Jul 14

vincentvega says...

They empty them when they feel like anyway!! My bin wasn't emptied again......9th time this year at least one of my bins hasn't been emptied! The call centre operatives response....."we'll escalate this for you so it doesn't keep happening" 9 times in 7 months.......it keep happening! So yet again a month between bin collections!! Absolute p!ss take!!
They empty them when they feel like anyway!! My bin wasn't emptied again......9th time this year at least one of my bins hasn't been emptied! The call centre operatives response....."we'll escalate this for you so it doesn't keep happening" 9 times in 7 months.......it keep happening! So yet again a month between bin collections!! Absolute p!ss take!! vincentvega
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Wed 23 Jul 14

filthy6 says...

"BIN bosses insist there are no plans to introduce three-week collections in Bolton" - probably means we'll get monthly collections then
"BIN bosses insist there are no plans to introduce three-week collections in Bolton" - probably means we'll get monthly collections then filthy6
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Wed 23 Jul 14

holloway_david says...

Question to Bolton News ----- Have you got the ballot percentage right? if so can the posters give the reasons why!
Question to Bolton News ----- Have you got the ballot percentage right? if so can the posters give the reasons why! holloway_david
  • Score: 4

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