South Cambridgeshire District Council is refusing to empty
wheelie bins brought by people on the Internet triggering an outcry from people
in this area.
People here are protesting the so-called ''stealth tax''
after the council said they had to pay 120 pounds for one green recycling bin
and one black rubbish bin. Some people felt the price to be too high and
purchased the bins online from a German fiorm.
These bins do not have the logo of the Council and hence
they are refusing to collect rubbish disposed in such bins.
"This seemed suspiciously like a stealth tax from the
outset, and this confirms it," said Matthew Elliott, of the TaxPayers'
Alliance. "The council gets paid a huge amount of council tax already, and
yet it seems set on using every trick in the book to squeeze more money out of
people. It's simply spiteful to refuse to collect the bins."
However the council said it was simply trying to recoup some
costs involved in supplying the bins.