For 20 years, Wokingham Borough Council maintained a policy of having bins collected every week. Careful management of the Council's money made this possible, even when other local authorities, strapped for cash, went to fortnightly, or even three-weekly collection.
Collecting bins every week is important.
It means that families, especially with small children, aren't stuck with nappies and other non recyclable waste. A lot of homes in the borough have nowhere to store waste and no external access to back gardens leading to rubbish piling up in the streets and creating a public health problem. And most importantly, weekly collection is something that residents have repeatedly made clear is wanted.
The new Liberal Democrat-led coalition administration running Wokingham Borough Council won't commit to keeping weekly bin collection.
We challenged them to give a guarantee, and instead, they hide behind having a consultation. When asked if they would keep weekly bin collection, if local people said that's what they wanted, Wokingham's Coalition Administration refused to make that promise.
If you want Wokingham Borough Council to carry on collecting your bins every week, please support our campaign.