Our income taxes used to pay for regular collections.
Then poll/council tax was introduced to fund for the service (telegraph.co.uk: "At present the £125 of the average council tax bill goes to cover the cost of rubbish collection and disposal"), but the income tax didn't reduce.
Council taxes inexorably increased.
Now we have to pay again - again, for the same service, yet our council tax still goes up.
On top of that the collection rate substantially reduced (bi monthly, about to be made monthly), so the cost of the service is substantially reduced.
Then you have the 'two finger' rule where a binman will refuse to take the bin if they cannot move it using two fingers, even though they have 8 available per man.
Then there is the closed lid rule where failure to abide can get you a criminal record.
Then we have the 7:30am rule where putting out rubbish earlier than that on the day of collection will see you fined (I know people that leave for work at 6:00am, WTF should they do?)
God help you if you accidentally put the wrong sort of rubbish into the wrong bin, even if the council mixes it all up anyway.
Furthermore, it has been stated that a bin with a damaged chip will not be emptied.
As someone touched on above, a law will be / has been snuck in such that the bins have to be padlocked.
To those who voted these f***ers in: do you still believe you won? Don’t you instead feel like we are the laughing stock of the world?
Did you know that throwing paper/cardboard in a landfill acts as a carbon sink? (and a renewable one at that) - that is, if you believe we can really can ‘stop/curb/tackle climate change’!