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Bury Council's decision to collect rubbish every three weeks prompts anger

Bury Council's cabinet have passed a proposal that would see the borough's household rubbish bins collected once every three weeks, instead of every fortnight. Its the first council in the country to make the move.

Under the same plan, green and blue recycling bins would also be collected every three weeks instead of monthly. It has left these residents very unhappy. while brown bins would remain every two weeks. Residents say its like going back in time prompting fears over rats and maggots.

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Rubbish proposal agreed for Bury

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Bury bins will be collected once every three weeks Credit: PA

Bury Council will become the first in the UK to collect household rubbish bins only once every three weeks instead of every fortnight. The council cabinet passed the proposal tonight.

Under the same plan green and blue recycling bins would also be collected every three weeks instead of monthly but brown bins would remain every two weeks.

Plans to collect rubbish bins once a month to go before councillors

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Plans to collect household waste once a month set to go before councillors Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Controversial plans to collect household rubbish bins once every three weeks are set to go before councillors today.

Bury council’s cabinet committee will meet at the town hall tonight.

The proposal, which is recommended for approval, is expected to be voted through, then ‘called in’ by opposition party leaders, meaning the policy would go before a scrutiny committee for further consideration before a final decision.

Residents are expected to speak out against the proposals at the meeting.

A petition ‘Say No to Three Week Bin Emptying’ has been signed by more than 3,000 after a protest group was set up on Facebook and is due to be handed in to the council ahead of the meeting.

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Political reaction to Bury's new bin policy

Minister for Local Government Brandon Lewis said:

"The Labour Party have a clear political agenda of moving to monthly bin collections.

The Labour-run Welsh Government is doing it in Wales, and now Labour councils are following in England.

It will harm the environment by fuelling fly-tipping, and rips off taxpayers by cutting the services they pay for in council tax.

This strengthens the case for changing the law to protect local services from such Labour cuts"

Bury bins to be collected every THREE weeks in UK first

Bury bins collected every 3 weeks Credit: MEN Syndication

Bury council will become the first in the country to collect household rubbish bins once every 3 weeks. Bosses say it will save £800K and hope the move will increase recycling rates and save money on expensive landfill and treatment costs.

The change applies to grey bins only and will start in October subject to approval.

The council, which is facing budget cuts of £32m over the next two years, said a fortnightly collection of communal grey bins at flat complexes would remain and large families and those with ‘special circumstances’ can apply for an extra bin.

Sex text teacher who sent 2,000 messages banned

A chemistry teacher who sent sexually explicit text messages to a pupil has been banned. Victoria Ayris bombarded the year-11 pupil with more than 2,000 messages over nine months.

The teacher, 30, sent ‘inappropriate’ sexual and graphic messages and photographs of herself to the pupil at Castlebrook High School in Bury. And when she was caught out, she ‘panicked’ and begged the youngster to delete her phone number and messages.

She was questioned by police over the messages, though no criminal charges have been brought. Read the full story on the Manchester Evening News.

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