Commenting on today’s (Thursday 16 February 2011) Taxpayers Alliance survey of
the number of bins that each council asks residents to sort their rubbish into,
Friends of the Earth’s waste campaigner, Julian Kirby said:
"Recycling is hugely popular, with over 80 per cent of households satisfied with
their waste and recycling service.
"While some people are frustrated by complicated sorting systems, the Taxpayers
Alliance are missing the point – we don’t need lots of bins to have a good
"In the simplest, cheapest and most effective services the bin men sort
recyclables from one or two bins into multi-compartment trucks so householders
dont have to.
"Burying and burning rubbish is hugely expensive and unpopular, costing councils
cash that they then can’t spend maintaining vital public services.
"If the TPA really care about cutting taxes they should get their facts right on
recycling, and join us in calling on the Government to halve the rubbish we have
to throw away by 2020."