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No closed lid, no bin collection, say local authorities

Health and safety concerns are driving local authorities in England and Wales not to empty householders bins if lids are not shut properly. A survey conducted by The Times found that a third of councils in England and Wales would not provide a bin collection to those who let their bins overflow. Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff and Brighton and Hove were among the councils that require lids to be fully closed. A Liverpool City Council spokeswoman said: We adopt a common sense approach in ...