Salford City Council are planning to abolish weekly general waste collections later this year. There was a presentation on this at tonight’s Community Committee, and you can read more about the proposals (albeit with a healthy dose of spin) on the Council website.
Although I support the need to increase the amount we recycle, local residents in Walkden South already have one of the best recycling rates in the City, and it is a little unfair that local people here are seeing rather more of the “stick” than the “carrot”. I’m keen to hear the views of local residents on this matter.
The Government did provide some additional funding to retain weekly general waste collections, but Salford has not chosen this option. I note with interest that next-door Councils Manchester and Trafford have both received significant funding from this fund, to the tune of almost £9 million between them.