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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...-wrong-day.html

Families could face fines of more than £500 for breaking wheelie bin rules.

Draconian new town hall tactics mean every adult in a household is hit with a £110 fine, rather than just one.

A family including an adult couple, two children over 18 and a grandparent could, in theory, be hit with five fines totalling £550.

The penalties are imposed for 'offences' such as putting a bin out too early or taking it in too late, leaving out extra sacks of rubbish and over-filling the bin.

Prime targets for mass fines are multi-occupancy properties, particularly student homes, where there is no clear head of the household.

In one house, four adults had to pay £440 for failing to take their bin off the pavement on time.

That is more than five times the £80 spot fine that would usually be given by police to someone caught shoplifting.

Chris Kozlik, whose student daughter Zoe, 21, and her three housemates had to pay £110 each to Leicester council, said: 'All sense has gone out of the window.

'All my daughter did was leave her bin out past when it should have been. You'd get less for beating somebody up. Power has gone to their heads.'

The scale of penalties for 'environmental crime' compares with average court fines of £285 for sex offenders, £237 for violent thugs and £286 for fraudsters, although these are often imposed alongside other punishments.

The fines-for-all method follows the outcry over the imposition of fortnightly rubbish collections and complex recycling rules, enforced by 'bin police'.

Is this really only the case when there is no clear head of the household?

However it could be a very nice little earner for the councils to make up the shortfall.

Just consider you used to have your bin collected and put back, then to cut costs you then got wheels on it, now to increase revenue you get fined if you put it out early. Now that's progress.

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:lol::lol::lol: Gordon, you can stick your country right up your @rse you w@nker, you have lost the plot

This is not going to encourage working, tax-paying people to stay in the UK.

And why is the fine per adult, when council tax is not per-adult? A bit inconsistent I'd say. They should have the guts to introduce a poll tax if they are going to do this.

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This is not going to encourage working, tax-paying people to stay in the UK.

And why is the fine per adult, when council tax is not per-adult? A bit inconsistent I'd say. They should have the guts to introduce a poll tax if they are going to do this.

This has nothing to do with public service. It is just indictaive of a f_cked up regime with no vision

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Some other ideas they should consider:

speeding fine for every person in car at time

mobile phone use fine for every person in car

Do they fine parents when their kids get pissed and kick off or vandalise?

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Some other ideas they should consider:

speeding fine for every person in car at time

mobile phone use fine for every person in car

Do they fine parents when their kids get pissed and kick off or vandalise?

How about fining an entire country when it's banks have lent too much money it cannot afford to finance?

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I live in a house share, and to get my housemates to put the correct thing in the recycle bin is near impossible. Infact, I say only put cardboard and paper in their because they don't collect it half the time.

Oh, and the bin men don't collect the bin from our front yard (despite being able to move the bin without even standing on our land) - it must be on the pavement. Despite kids deciding to kick all the bins over at night...

Tis ok if their is a fine, I'm not on the electoral roll at that house.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12...-wrong-day.html

Is this really only the case when there is no clear head of the household?

However it could be a very nice little earner for the councils to make up the shortfall.

Just consider you used to have your bin collected and put back, then to cut costs you then got wheels on it, now to increase revenue you get fined if you put it out early. Now that's progress.

State sanctioned theft.

No doubt, the sheeple will just bend over and take the big dildo being rammed up their backsides :blink:

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Collective punishment is unlawful, if you get such a fine insist on taking it to court, the local authority will probably do everything to avoid doing so.

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This has nothing to do with public service. It is just indictaive of a f_cked up regime with no vision

Nanny knows best.

Please sit down quietly and do as you're told.

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To play the devil here,

There is no need to pay the Fine, you can go to court without penalty and try your luck there.

All my daughter did was leave her bin out past when it should have been. You'd get less for beating somebody up. Power has gone to their heads.'

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But councils who have adopted the tactic insist it is necessary. Leicester city council said wheelie bins were blocking streets and encouraging arsonists.

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'Our city wardens give letters and information to householders where bins are left outside.

'They follow up with letters or visits, to give advice and explain the need to take in bins. If the situation persists, we try to establish whether there are particular problems stopping people bringing in their bins, so we can advise or help.

'If they still fail to remove their bins, legal notices are sent to every resident over 18 at a property, warning them they have 21 days to bring in their bins or face fines.

Take your bin in, you lazy students.

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The Mail is funny that way.

Tomorrow they'll be complaining about rowdy HMOs who leave their rubbish out to attract rats and scream For Something To Be Done.

"Its a disgrace", said Mildred, 54, "it smelly and everyfink. The council should do somefink. Common sense innit."

If you spot it first, I think its 10 quid at Private Eye for the "Fancy that" box.

Last week they had the Express in with one story saying HPI and one story saying HPC in the same edition.

Edited by Cogs

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Leicester city council said wheelie bins were blocking streets and encouraging arsonists.

Arsonists need no encouragement, there's plenty of other stuff to burn. If they play their cards right, they might get paid to do it :)

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Yes, hidden towards the end of the Daily Hate rant is the bit about the fines only being issued after lengthy negotiations and a 21 day notice period.

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In Swansea it's not even handed. Most areas are draconian in the rules, but in Penlan, one of the tougher estates, the rules are different. The Council provide skips, also, every day, a council employee tours the area in a van radioing in for the rubbish lorry whenever he finds something dumped that the ex-owner could not be bothered to take to the skip.

Must add though, a high proportion of dumped articles if they have any life left in them, soon vanish into someone elses house.

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How about fining an entire country when it's banks have lent too much money it cannot afford to finance?

They're doing that as we speak. We're also being fined for failing to vote them out with PFI and all the other monsters they've hidden.

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and you can keep your f_cking prunes

Go and wash your mouth out with soap!

And finish up your greens - all those poor starving children in Africa would be only too glad of them.

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WHERE i live we have the bin lady who lives three doors away.

She goes round all our houses once the binmen have been and puts our bins away for us and she does about 8 of us..

..see there are still places with community spirit.

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Nice to see the usual Nu Labour fellow travellers crawling out of the woodwork to defend this policy.

And the usual left wing fascist rants about the Daily Mail.

There is no excuse for these fines, they are indefensible.

If you enjoy living in a totalitarian state so much, why don't you Feck off and live in North Korea or China, I'm sure you would be welcomed with open arms.

:angry:

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