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Should bin collections be weekly?

COUNCIL chiefs have welcomed a Government U-turn after ministers said local authorities will not be forced to bring back weekly bin collections. Hartlepool Borough Council chiefs say they are delighted as the current waste collection service is working well in the town.

The town has for several years had a cycle of collections that sees rubbish collected in green bins every fortnight. Durham County Council will bring in similar collections.

But with the cost of switching from fortnightly rubbish collections to weekly rounds believed to run to hundreds of millions of pounds, the Government admitted it could not deliver on its pledge to ensure more frequent waste services.