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This article in the Independent about fortnightly bin collections might or might not demonstrate that there is a problem with the two week gap. Even if there is a problem it may be there is a resolution which can allow fortnightly to continue and therefore alow all of us ratepayers to save money.

Are the LibDems highlighting a real problem or is this opposition for the sake of it? Please let us know.

Tags: bin, collections, fortnightly

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I think they're daft to oppose it as a general principle - it does seem a bit knee-jerk. And I don't know how they can square it with their greeniness (for want of a better word. I didn't sleep well last night, leave me alone.) But I do think the problem of flats needs addressing - I don't want two large wheelie bins in my front garden to service us and the flat above. And what if there are three or four flats in a house?

I agree. It has made us (a family of 4) recycle more and now we are depositing one "landfill" bag of rubbish in our black bin every 5-6 days or so. Our other rubbish still gets taken away weekly and the bin for that is pretty big... we fill it by just over a half per week and we can be a pretty profligate bunch at times.  I would be interested to see if the overflowing, uncollected rubbish bins we are seeing in the local paper actually contain genuinely unrecyclable stuff. My sympathies go to those in multiple flats and no front garden, though. I don't know how you get around that.


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