Great Yarmouth has been awarded more than £600,000 by the government to support weekly bin collections for 7,000 homes in the area.

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The handout is part of local government secretary Eric Pickles’ £250m Weekly Collection Support Scheme.

Yesterday, he announced 90 projects, from 85 local authority areas serving six million people, to benefit from the pot of cash.

Ministers are concerned that without the fund weekly bin collections could have all but disappeared by 2015.

Mr Pickles said: “Every Englishman has a basic right to have their household rubbish taken away each and every week – it is the most visible council service people get. Yet under the previous administration weekly bin collections halved while their council tax bills doubled.

“Over six million families will breathe a sigh of relief tonight because we have put a stop to the fetid fortnightly rot and saved many weekly collections from extinction, all while increasing recycling rates by hundreds of thousands of tonnes to boot.”

Great Yarmouth Borough Council will receive a total of £675,625 which will help it support a weekly refuse collection for 7,000 homes.

The fund was set up in February to support comprehensive and cost effective weekly collections that harness innovation, use new technology and spread reward schemes to increase recycling.

9 comments

  • North Norfolk District Council TAKE NOTE : I want my smelly dustbin emptied every week, not lying stinking in my garden for your two weekly collection policy

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    Farquarson-Smythe

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Let the locals decide.Pickles.get back in your jar.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

  • I see Cambridge is still burying 450 tonnes recyclable household waste per day since their brand new £42 million MBT plant (terminator) broke. I wonder if the EDP think it newsworthy since Cambridge is next door and it is a story we could learn from.

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    Rhombus

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Fly tip it all at Town Hall,Hall Plain,Great Yarmouth.

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    wes1975

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • We have had fortnightly collections in the borough for years and it works. It looks as though this is a one off payment to get the scheme up and running but personally I don`t see it covering the cost of additional vehicles and staff. What then? The council is short of funds so what other cuts will have to be made to pay for the continuation of this scheme in the coming years. Not needed and as far as I am concerned not wanted. What dim wit at GYBC agreed to this daft idea.

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    BG

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • We have had 2 weekly collections in Lowestoft for years and it works. Busy family of 4 who use the recycling bin properly and the general waste bin is rarely more than half full after 2 weeks. Next door cannt be bothered to recycle and complain when bin is full after a week. Go figure, its not rocket science

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    DaveG

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • .....£675,625 which will help it support a weekly refuse collection for 7,000 homes.....Assuming it covers 1 year of this extra service what then....a precept of £100 per household?

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    Rhombus

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Now name the areas who will get weekly collections whilst the other areas suffer as usual.

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    "V"

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

  • Every Englishman has the right to a concerted Government recycling policy, a right not to be polluted by jobs burners like the one proposed for Kings Lynn. And every Englishman who has given NCC a mandate to reduce, reuse and recycle, has the right to remove a council that has sat on its hands for ten long years. Because... the rubbish belongs to us.... its not for a council to burn, just because they can't be bothered with creating modern jobs, or advance a circular resource economy.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

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