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Enviro chief pledges - no bin taxes, fines and no fortnightly collections

Published Friday, 09 October 2009

Enfield Council’s enviro chief has pledged residents will keep their door to door refuse and recycling service weekly.

Councillor Terry Neville, cabinet member for environment said: "We are committed to keeping Enfield's refuse and recycling collections weekly with no bin tax taxes.

"Wheelie bins means we can make Enfield's streets cleaner and increase our recycling rate, thanks to increased capacity and ability to recycle more materials, including food waste for the first time, which is great for the environment and council taxpayers pockets.

"It means we will be able to reduce the impact of government and EU fines but there is no way we will be forcing residents to have these so-called 'slop buckets or recruiting any bin police."

Cllr Neville reassured resident the wheelie bin pilot scheme is about listening and learning.

He said: "If any resident feels they are unable to accommodate the bins they are more than welcome to contact the council and we look to meet them, talk about their concerns and reach an amicable resolution.

And if any resident who feels they will have difficulty in moving the bins can contact the council on 020 8379 1000 to enquire about the assisted collection service.

Cllr Neville said: "The new assisted collection service is all part of our aim to provide one of the most comprehensive, flexible and customer friendly services in the country.

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