A few weeks ago a report stated that having fortnightly collections does not increase recycling rates. Personally, I disagree as I have to recycle much more now to avoid an overflowing bin after 10 days, but I guess that is just anecdotal.
Now, another group are claiming that having smaller bins increases recycling.
Hang on. Doesn't this contradict the advice we were given two weeks ago ? I understand the principle. Rationing space in a normal waste bin encourages people to recycle more so they can use the wasted empty space in their recycling bin.
Now if we are to go over to smaller bins, collected on a weekly basis, I fail to understand how this is really any different to collecting larger bins on a fortnightly basis, except that it will add about £1 million to the costs of each local authority's waste budget each year.
Is it any wonder that people are confused about recycling when conflicting advice comes out every other week.