Waste & Refuse Collections

Waste & Refuse Collections

In my earlier blog, I identified that one of the major concerns that Fulwood residents are telling me about is the frequency of waste and refuse collections.
It is particularly annoying that Fulwood residents have been left with an infrequent and inadequate refuse collection service as the Conservative Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government had set aside funds for councils to encourage them to keep weekly collections. In spite of this, Sheffield Council chose to abolish the once-a-week household rubbish collections that came into law in 1875 to stamp out disease.
Earlier this year the Government published a report which exposed exposed the 10 false fictions that fortnightly bin barons cling to as excuses for cutting services.
The report and guidance, given to Councils, including Sheffield, can be seen in full at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-weekly-rubbish-collections
The Conservatives are standing up for hard-working people and getting rid of barmy bin policies which made families’ lives hell.
Rubbish collections are the most visible service that people get for their monthly Council Tax bill. People deserve a comprehensive weekly service in return for their taxes.
If Sheffield were to adopt this new guide as their ‘bin bible’ they would be able to save taxpayers’ money and still increase the frequency and quality of rubbish and recycling collections.
A number of local authorities in England are already showing that innovative approaches can deliver quality services to their residents. The full report shows examples of Councils that have saved weekly collections and increased recycling.