Local authorities may have to change some of their rubbish policies
In January 2013 the Beleben blog attacked the councillor James McKay / Eric Pickles weekly bin collection stitch-up, noting that emissions from supernumerary refuse collections must be one of the largest transport contributors to bad air quality in Birmingham. And in February 2013, the Beleben blog observed that in terms of labour productivity, hebdomadary wheeled bin collection must be about as inefficient as it gets.
Now, it appears, ministers have suddenly realised that weekly collections of general refuse is ‘very expensive’. Why hasn’t the Daily Mail rung Doretta?