Controversy over refuse collection
THE over-50s are not in favour of fortnightly collections of rubbish, according to a survey carried out by Saga.
The results showed 85 per cent think rubbish should be collected weekly, 19 per cent would be tempted to put their rubbish in someone else’s bin if their bin was full, but only six per cent would put it in a neighbour’s bin. There were concerns about smell, vermin and hygiene.
Paul Green, head of communications at Saga, whose headquarters are in Folkestone, said: “Refuse collection is an emotive subject and, when faced with unpopular fortnightly collections, people can take extreme action. We urge local councils to listen to public opinion.”
The survey was carried out by YouGov on behalf of Saga with 2,610 adults surveyed across the UK between April 20 and 23.
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