Pickles Fails to Finger the Rubbish Rulers
The Defra policy document puts forward plans to cut weekly collections, shrink the size of wheelie bins and roll out new "bin taxes" of ｣466 a year, and recommends changes to planning rules so new homes get a reduced service.
These cutbacks should be adopted by all local authorities, it adds.
Eric Pickles, the shadow communities secretary, said: "This shocking document proves that ministers in Whitehall are behind the cuts to weekly rubbish collections, over-zealous bin fines and shrinking the size of household bins."
No Pickles, Defra are merely the willing lapdogs of the real masters in Brussels.