Broxbourne Starts Waste Charging

The Hertfordshire borough of Broxbourne has one of the lowest recycling rates in the UK and so has started a 6 month pilot scheme which enables them to charge householders who do not keep their household rubbish amounts down to one large bag a week. Broxbourne recycles only 14% of household waste whilst the UK…

Bomb Proof Uber Bin

History  Following the fatal explosion by the IRA at Victoria station in London in 1991 which saw a bomb placed in a concourse litter bin a radical rethink of the security headache of bins saw many of them simply removed and unavailable on most London underground stations. Terrorism And The Humble Bin  Bring this up…

Pay As You Throw U Turn

Following what seemed like an abandonment of the controversial pay as you throw recycling and waste charging scheme the UK government have decided to place the responsibility for possible implementation with local authorities, so undermining the advantage of central government and the chance of a single unified recycling policy for the UK. Ignoring The Problem…

Local elections and fortnightly bin collections

As I’ve mentioned before the local elections loom in the UK and of all the issues that may decide who votes for whom there now seems to be a concerted effort to make weekly bin collection one of the pivotal issues. Many councils now run an alternative weekly collection (AWC) for refuse bins with many…

PAY AS YOU THROW

Does this face look worried? Interesting to see UK local councils panic as HM Gov toys with the idea of introducing “pay as you throw” across the UK. One of the things that peeves me about recycling in Brittania PLC is how there’s no countrywide policy and rules are made at a county council level.This…