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Cowboy Bin Police And Rats

by | 28th, April 2007

wheelie-george-big.jpg “BEWARE of the cowboy bin police!”

So says the Mail’s front-page headline.

But before we can learn how to spot the cowboy bin police clue: non-regulation eight-and-a-half gallon hats and rubbish rustling some background is needed.

Last Tuesday, the Mail introduced its readers to a campaign: “As fortnightly refuse collections are imposed on one in three homes and more are threatened the Mail launches a campaign to save the WEEKLY bin round.” Readers were invited to JOIN THE GREAT DUSTBIN REVOLT .”

This is the Mail’s “Great Bin Revolt”. It’s rubbish. It’s your rubbish. It’s British rubbish.

Plans are afoot for new bodies, called “joint waste authorities”, to take over the duties of rubbish removal from town halls. Unelected bodies will be responsible for refuse collections. And this will never do.

To put the tin lid on the argument, the Mail talks of “controversial recycling schemes which mean collections once a fortnight”.

Stopping short of tales of bubonic plague, the Mail produces a picture of a rat and a card readers can cut out and despatch to their local politicos.

It reads: Dear Council Leader, I wish to register my objection to councils abandoning weekly rubbish collections in favour of emptying bins fortnightly. I urge you to consider the public health consequences of this practice and guarantee to provide a weekly service for all of tour council tax payers .”

bin_3.jpg And if this is not enough and there is some chance it might not be the Mail offers all readers a sticker they

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