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Council assigns microchip wheelie bin project to the scrapheap

South Norfolk Council has abandoned its microchipped wheelie bin project, ahead of a possible pay-as-you-throw scheme, claiming it was unworkable.The council was one of the first in the UK to fit bins with microchips as part of a £1.1 million project funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).Two bins were weighed the recycling bin and the household waste bin with the idea to encourage recycling.Conservative Party councillor ...