Cllr Shafique Choudhary

Cllr Shafique Choudhary
Cllr Shafique Choudhary

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Council rubbish bin collection fines to be scrapped


Fines for residents who break the rules on rubbish collections in England are to be scrapped.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is expected to announce next month that the charges will be outlawed in all but the most serious cases of fly-tipping.

Meanwhile, ministers have warned councils against "charging by the back-door" for refuse services.

At the moment, people can be fined with a fixed-penalty notice if they repeatedly break the rules covering rubbish collections, such as recycling incorrectly or leaving waste out on the wrong day.

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