Waterville City councilors will be asked to give final approval to changes in the city's solid waste ordinance that includes a controversial pay-as-you-throw
rubbish disposal plan approved by the council six months ago and implemented by the city in September.
has been doing it since Worcester adopted the pay-as-you-throw
model 20 years ago.
- where residents are charged according to how much they send to landfill - is one of the options which Flintshire will consult on, executive member for waste, Coun Nancy Matthews said last night: "That strategy would require legislation from Welsh Assembly Government.
The strategy contains a suggestion that studies should be carried out to see if councils should be allowed to charge for taking away our non-recyclable waste - otherwise known as pay-as-you-throw
taxes which may cost families an extra pounds 50 a year are to be tried out.
Essential services might have to be sacrificed for controversial "pay-as-you-throw
" rubbish collection schemes, West Midlands councils have warned the Government.
Councils should be allowed to decide for themselves whether to impose 'pay-as-you-throw
' schemes to charge householders for rubbish disposal, the Local Government Association said today.
The City Council of Fort Worth, Texas, has tentatively approved a new pay-as-you-throw
Under the pay-as-you-throw
program, the city has already exceeded those goals, he said.
In Millbury, where selectmen recently voted down a "SMART" proposal to adopt a pay-as-you-throw
system, residents recycle only 16 percent of solid waste.
London mayor Ken Livingstone has warned Ministers that their pay-as-you-throw
litter plans would be "a disaster", it was revealed yesterday.
"The Government should give councils pay-as-you-throw
powers to encourage people to take more responsibility for the way they throw their rubbish away." Under the LGA plan, waste disposal would not be paid for through council tax.