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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...-abolished.html

The government is to give councils the power to refuse to collect rubbish if home owners fail to abide by draconian rules which may include leaving bins in the right place, sticking to weight restrictions and following strict recycling policies.

Labour is quietly pushing the new rules through parliament without any debate after it proposed amendments to a 130-year-old law which has, until now, made it a statutory duty of local authorities to collect household waste.

There are fears that the changes to the law will lead to large increases in fly-tipping, bonfires of noxious substances and rat infestations around uncollected waste. Despite this, there will no reduction in council tax for home owners.

The Conservatives described the plans as "disgraceful", adding that bin men will now be able to use "any excuse not to empty your bin".

Many Labour MPs fear the changes will add to a growing backlash against the government which has seen them slump in the polls.

Ian Gibson, a Labour MP who sits on the parliamentary committee which is scrutinising the changes, said: "It is a British way of life to have your bins emptied once a week. Taking that away is like losing your birthright."

Phil Woolas, the environment minister, quietly added an amendment to section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 earlier this month which now states: "A waste collection authority is not obliged to collect household waste that is placed for collection in contravention of a requirement under this section."

Town halls will be free to set their own rules on what constitutes a "contravention" of waste collection policies.

Councils could refuse to empty bins that are too far from a curb, are not placed directly outside a gate or are put out on the street too early.

So the public health risks of not emptying the bins is going to be completely ignored. I suppose it will take an outbreak of something like Botulism for the govt then to realise how stupid this idea is.

Empting bins is not a right it's for public health.

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So the public health risks of not emptying the bins is going to be completely ignored. I suppose it will take an outbreak of something like Botulism for the govt then to realise how stupid this idea is.

Empting bins is not a right it's for public health.

Believe me, our local park will become a landfill site if they start messing about in the slightest, No one will write to the councile to complain, they will just tip. I will too, onto public land.

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Fly tipping is the way forward. Sack the useless ***** in local government and use the savings to fund once-a-week collections. When council workers go on strike, don't let them back in, simple as.

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