Who paid for Kennet's Bin Bugs
Councillor Chris Humphries, Leader of Kennet District Council, boasted that the new bugged wheelie bins had external funding:
"The Council has been very successful in obtaining external funding in the provision of these new services.
Almost all of the capital costs have been provided by external sources and partnership. This way of working has funded most of the Councils operational costs."
But he didn't say who or why they were funded. Has Kennet District Council done a secret deal with Defra?
A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) spokeswoman said the government is looking at a "range of options" to help the UK meet tough European landfill reduction targets.
She said the department has paid £5 million to councils to fund 40 pilot schemes, which include waste monitoring.