Frail pensioner told she must drag her wheelie bin HALF A MILE to get it emptied
Council deputy leader Richard Sherras said: 'Despite careful planning, problems peculiar to specific properties . . . arose that could not have been anticipated.'
He added that other difficult cases had led to 'special measures' being put into place while a solution was sought.
Ribble's scheme falls into a pattern of draconian measures over bins which have come in at a time when many councils have cut weekly collections to fortnightly.
Last week the Daily Mail revealed that Tory-run Plymouth Council wants families to name somebody to be in charge of their rubbish.
That individual would then face £100 fines and a criminal record if rubbish goes in the wrong wheelie bins, or the bins are put out too soon or in the wrong place.
These are examples where councils in order to comply with labours legislation are getting inventive with suppressive new ideas, but guess who suffers, and guess who don't get the service they are already paying through the teeth for...?