West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is astonished by West Lancashire Borough Council’s refusal to supply newly-built homes with wheelie bins.
Having been contacted by a number of residents from new estates in West Lancashire including Ashurst, MP Rosie has written to WLBC asking what their policy is on the provision of bins.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“I am flabbergasted that residents are approaching me to complain about the council charging nearly £100 just to get refuse bins for their property.
“With ever increasing council tax bills, the least that a resident moving into a new build should expect is the provision of their wheelie bins.
“I called the office of the Corporate Director of Place and Community at the Council to clarify whether new build homes do receive free bins or not. Astoundingly, no one knew the answer!
“The green waste charge remains a major bone of contention for many of my constituents, but to not even be providing the standard grey bin or the blue and green recycling bins is crazy – what incentive is this for the council’s recycling targets?
“West Lancashire Borough Council need to get a grip of this situation quickly. They need to be clear about their policy and either supply new properties with the bins, or negotiate with developers to ensure they are supplied.”