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Plymouth Rubbish Stasi

Householders face tougher recycling penalties - Telegraph

Every household could have to nominate an adult who will take legal responsibility for its bins as townhalls start to crack down on residents who are not recycling properly....

A draft letter from the Tory-led Plymouth City Council includes a questionnaire which asks each household to nominate an adult who will take legal responsibility for its bins.

The questionnaire also asks about the number of adults and children living in a house, their medical conditions, and whether they use disposable nappies.

The move follows a failed attempt by Exeter City Council to prosecute a woman for putting the wrong items into her recycling bin.

The council could not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the woman was personally responsible.

Just bugger off, just get on with your job of picking up the rubbish, and if you can't do it properly there are a lot of private firms out there who would do it cheaper and better.

Eric Pickles, the Conservatives' shadow Local Government Secretary, added: "There is a growing public backlash at the over-zealous 'Bin Bully' policies cooked up in Whitehall for town halls to implement.

"These latest rubbish tactics directly stem from rules passed by the Labour Government.

Eric, your right in that there is a backlash, but this is a Tory lead council, and it is the Tory councils that are leading this madness. And while of course Labour have promoted these rules we all know who the real instigator of this is don't we? The EU.

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"A draft letter from the Tory-led Plymouth City Council includes a questionnaire which asks each household to nominate an adult who will take legal responsibility for its bins."

Nominate members of the Council.

And, coincidentally, Plymouth is one of those Common Purpose places (google Common Purpose Plymouth).

A nice site, I don't come here enough.

You Brits are a nice and law abiding people, so you can't imagine where this leads, so let me tell you. Obviously, stupid, offensive laws lead to lawlessness, but what kind?

Trash will be sorted. Anything which could identify the owner will be removed. The rest will be pitched out into the parks, the streets, the parks, neighbours' gardens, everywhere.

I have concluded that the law of unintended consequences may be as strong as the law of gravity.

You heard it here first.

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