Saturday, August 04, 2007

33,000 rubbish fines and now smaller bins

The number of householders fined for breaking draconian rules on rubbish has risen nearly 15-fold in five years, the Daily Mail can reveal.

This boom in on-the-spot fines has accompanied the creeping introduction of fortnightly waste collections.

In 2000-2001, there were fewer than 2,250 fines for littering.

Five years later, more than 33,000 people were penalised for offences including having bin lids open, putting out rubbish too early and leaving sacks of "side waste" alongside their wheelie bins.

While this is happening Labour has decided to reduce the size of your bin just over half the size of the one you have now which will mean there will be even more bin lids left open and side waste because they won’t be able to fit the rubbish in. Fines will also increase and the money Labour gets will increase too. It looks like the government have got tired of having a war against motorists and are now focusing on families.

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