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Local authority bin guidance published again

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has reissued his controversial ‘Bin Bible’ claiming to dispel ‘myths’ over frequency of household collections.

The document was originally published on Boxing Day but quickly withdrawn because it had been released in error, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government. It reappeared on Saturday.

Eric Pickles

Pickles, right, claims the document “demolishes the ‘top 10 tall stories’ that ‘bin barons’ have used as excuses to cut the frequency of rubbish collection services”.

The report is being sent to every local authority in England with Pickles pointing out the contrast the devolved administration in Wales which is now moving towards monthly bin collections. The press release issued over Christmas included Scotland in this sentence.

Read our original report over Christmas here

Read our report on how Pickles’ officials pulled the guidance here

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