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The reduction in rubbish collections has caused public outrage in Britain. Over 150 councils are switching from weekly to fortnightly refuse collections. Will this improve recycling rates as the government has claimed or will it result in mounting piles of rubbish, putting our health at risk?

Binwatch wants to see your bins! Are they overflowing with rubbish? Attracting local vermin? Or perhaps the new system is resulting in a greener approach to your rubbish disposal.

Send us your bin stories, photos and videos - good or bad!

’Dispatches: Bin Wars’ is on Channel 4 on Mon 24th May at 9pm

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24th May 2007, 22:28  

harry from Kirkintilloch says:

Dispatches programme for once gave quite a balanced view on fortnightly bin collections. Main criticism, why give the morons who complained their moment of glory on Tv when they are all moaners and groaners of the highest order. One thing is certain Councils who introduce fortnightly collections should not be tarred with the same brush as Oxford.

24th May 2007, 22:36

Pam and Dan says:

This is our recycling sack which gets taken fortnightly. Alternate weeks our black bins are taken. It's great, our bin's never full before, and is even less full now.

We think the UK needs to get serious about recycling rather than be half hearted about it. They should give us separate bins for separate waste (plastics, metal, paper). That way, people won't get confused and more waste gets recycled (as we saw on the programme).

The UK can learn so much from Germany and Japan, fantastic world examples of recycling giants. It is big business out there... just not here. Unfortunately.

24th May 2007, 22:37

Anthony Blair says:

I live on a pavement fronted terraced house - it is already hard enough to navigate up the pavement weaving through the black bins, brown bins, and recycling boxes. Any more bins and it would be basically impossible to go in or out the houses....

24th May 2007, 22:46

veronika green(carolinegreen69-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

Separate bins sounds good but hey I am very sorry because I've got 2 big green bins and four recycling bins underneath of all my flat windows . My daughter is 9 month old I affraid to open windows in hot wheather because of smell and flies who bites as well.
It is impossible to rest as people throwing rubbish specially bottles .That's making me and whoever is in the flat jump ,my daughter woking up crying never mind I didn't sleep all night with her who care ? I dont blame them but I just could not get any rest ,At night ,early morning smashing bottles making us jump.No wonder I became depressed .Been thinking to go back to work but affraid without propal rest it will be difficult to manage.What does concil thinks when allocating 6 bins underneath windows. Would they like recycling bins and big green bins below their bedrooms window ? I would love to hear from them but have those bins at least 3weeks underneath their bedroom windows in hot weather specially.I've them more than a year .
Somethimes when its getting to smelly I'm thinking to take all that to my council office maybe if they smell that for a change .......

24th May 2007, 23:27

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