Council in vow over bin collections
THE leader of Swindon council has ruled out making bin and recycling collections less frequent.
Opposition councillors raised the prospect of collections every three or four weeks when the Conservative cabinet agreed to extend the food waste collection service borough-wide.
That will add another £1.4 million to the cost of waste services, and consultants Methods have been employed to look at options of saving money.
Some councillors thought that could include less frequent rounds for waste and recycling.
But leader of the council David Renard has said that will not happen: “We can confirm and guarantee that the cabinet will not be recommending three- or four-weekly collections under any circumstances.
“This has never been part of our plan.
“It is a shame that once again opposition councillors have deliberately decided to engage in scaremongering of residents to create some publicity for party political purposes.
“As a Conservative administration we are here to do our very best for the people of Swindon and call upon all councillors to engage in responsible debate.”