Eric Pickles: Number of bins can be 'excessive'

The Communities Secretary has said that the number of bins some people have in "excessive."

Eric Pickles called on councils to increase the frequency of pick-ups adding: "they can look at allowing people having things outside their homes that manage to shield the bins."

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Pickles: Streets 'bin-blighted'

British streets are "bin-blighted" according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, and guidance will be published by his department recommending new homes have storage areas for wheelie bins and recycling boxes built into them.