On The Pulse: Do you think spending £250m on weekly bin collection is a good use of money?


Weekly bin collection is being defended by the government.


By Scott McWhinney

Weekly bin collection is being defended by the government with a £250m fund.

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said: “Weekly rubbish collections are the most visible of all frontline services and I believe every household in England has a basic right to have their rubbish collected every week.”

We asked residents of Fulham if they think this is a good use of money.











Dante Trevisani, 50

“I think it is a bad idea: they should use the money more wisely.”


Martin Jackson, 40

“I would say that bin collection could definitely be improved, so I wouldn’t say it’s a bad use of money.”


Gerard McCashin, 51

“I thought the two week system was working because of recycling so it might be a bit of a waste of money.”


Lucy Millar, 29

“There are only two of us in my household and we do try to recycle as much as we can. I think it’s best if they do it on the two week basis because it encourages people to recycle more.”


Tasha Hayes, 38

“I think collection should be done twice a week.”


Joyce Humer, 76

“It’s a wonderful idea. This used to be a lovely borough; everywhere you look round now its full of rubbish and fly-tipping and it makes the place look filthy.”


Kelly Hinds, 34

“It’s not really a good use of money. I think everything’s fine the way it is and there are other areas we could spend the money.”


Benjamin Lane, 23

“I think they should be promoting recycling as much as bin collection but as long as they promote sustainable collection I think it would be a good use of money.”


Will Parsons, 24

“I think they should put more money into education. We can wait two weeks to have our bins collected.”



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