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Overfill your bin and you’ll be treated worse than a shoplifter - Times Online

Families who overfill rubbish bins are to face bigger fines than those imposed on drunks or shoplifters, the government has told local authorities.

The offences for which householders can be fined include leaving ajar the lid of a wheelie bin, putting out a bin the evening before collection or leaving the bin in the wrong place.

Although the government has previously claimed that it leaves local councils to decide on the level of fines, the Fly-capture Enforcement manual, produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, stipulates that fixed penalties for offences involving “waste receptacles” must range from £75 to £110.

It suggests a standard fixed penalty of £100, adding that “if a notice is not paid, it is essential it is followed up”. The penalties are higher than the £80 on-the-spot fines levied by police for offences ranging from being drunk and disorderly to shoplifting.

Of course leaving your wheelie bin in the wrong place is worse than shoplifting, one is only theft from a private business, the other is a crime against Gaia, the government and the whole environmental movement...

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Tim Blair (*Tim Blair*) poinys to an article by the NYTimes` science editor -

*Recycling is Garbage*
Which could (perhaps SHOULD) be published today. Before we all end with over thirty bins plus a decomposing "compost heap" in the kitchen -
*Living in a world without waste*

The Mayor of Kamikatsu, a small community in the hills of eastern Japan, has urged politicians around the world to follow his lead and make their towns "Zero Waste".
He told BBC News that all communities could learn from Kamikatsu, where residents have to compost all their food waste and sort other rubbish into 34 different categories.

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