So, you\’ve got a little contract running with your local council. In return for eye watering amounts of council tax, they agree to come and empty your bins. It\’s the only service that many actually get from their councils. That contract is now being changed:
The proposed changes amount to a reversal of the basic right of all households to have their rubbish collected, which was enshrined in law by the Public Health Act 1875.
The government is to give councils the power to refuse to collect rubbish if home owners fail to abide by draconian rules which may include leaving bins in the right place, sticking to weight restrictions and following strict recycling policies.
Out in the commercial world when a contract change of this type is sought both sides have to agree that the change will take place. Here the 24 million households on one side of the contract are simply being told what will happen.
As Perry continually reminds us, the State is not you friend