Kennet Council rubbish bin charging idea
KENNET District Council is facing another PR disaster in the wake of the chip in the bin fiasco by looking to charge for the recycling of cardboard and plastic.
That was the message delivered at a meeting of Kennet's community development executive committee,...Mark Smith, Kennet's director of environment and leisure services, told the meeting that the council is under pressure from its council tax payers to provide facilities to recycle cardboard and plastic.
But the council's current waste minimisation and recycling strategy precluded officers from offering the service, unless it paid for itself.
So what you will need is a way to do it, some sort of recording device on the bins, something like an electronic bug,.... but that is impossible as Councillor Chris Humphries, Lord High Leader of Kennet District Council, has said there are no bugs on Kennet Bins, and no plans to introduce them, and that people like me who found a reprogrammable read-write RFID chip hidden under the lip of our bins are deluded...