fredag 25 maj 2007

Charging to take your rubbish

Gardner Street bag dumping
Originally uploaded by seadipper.

The government is planning to allow councils to charge for rubbish collection from private houses.

To anyone other than a politician it is obvious that if people are charged for having their rubbish bags taken away there will be an epidemic of dumping them outside other people's doorways or anywhere else.

The way to deal with this is to put a tax on packaging, cans, bottles, etc, to cover the cost of disposal. That will create a fund from which councils can draw on to pay for getting rid of the rubbish.

Containers that were subject to a returnable deposit would be exempt.

Simple. What's the problem?

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