MANY local councils are to charge more for what amounts to emptying bins, it has emerged.
Over 40% of councils are to demand more money from residents, ostensibly for sending some strong-looking men in a noisy lorry to get their rubbish.
Householder Stephen Malley said: “It just makes you stop and think, what am I getting from the council in exchange for more cash than I can easily afford.
“Well, they’re taking my bins…and…
“Actually that does seem to be the main thing.
“I rang them up to ask but it was 4.55pm and they’d already turned off their computers so they could leave within a nanosecond of 5pm.
“Can I just not pay this bill and do my own bins?”
Local council leader Nikki Hollis said: “We do all kinds of things. Meetings, surveys, meetings about surveys.
“And we’ve got a website with a picture of a field on it.”