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Bin collection cash shunned by councils
9:22am Monday 12th March 2012 in Eco info
COUNCILS, including those in York and North and East Yorkshire, are shunning a £250 million Government bid to encourage them to switch back from fortnightly rubbish collections to weekly bin rounds.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles first announced the pot of money before last autumn’s Tory party conference to improve weekly rubbish collections and reverse the trend towards picking up household rubbish only once every two weeks.
But of those council’s who replied to a survey by the Press Association in our area, City of York, Ryedale District, East Riding, Harrogate District and Hambleton District Council all said they had no plans to apply for the extra funding and planned to stick to the status quo.