UKIP motion calls for back track on ‘slop bucket’ plans

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A MOTION to reconsider proposed changes to waste collection services across Aylesbury Vale has been tabled.

Chris Adams, the UKIP district councillor for Quarrendon, has submitted a motion to Aylesbury Vale District Council for its meeting on July 13, asking it to back track on plans to introduce fortnightly rubbish collections across the Vale.

Last month, AVDC announced proposals to introduce a 240 litre wheeled bin to all households in which they can put their mixed recycling and a small, tightly lidded bin and kitchen caddy in which they can dispose of their food waste, which would be collected weekly. The new scheme would see general waste collected once a fortnight.

About 2,000 homes in Buckingham and Winslow have been taking part in a pilot scheme since 2006 in which garden waste has been collected free in a separate brown bin, but it will now be offered as an optional paid-for service to all resident.

In his motion, Mr Adams said: “The ability to clear rubbish is one of the marks of a civilised society.

“The public do not realise that a slop bucket would also be introduced in every home across the Vale and that was the only weekly collection that was on offer as part of the Conservative manifesto for the local elections. UKIP however asks council to withdraw these proposals forthwith.”