Local businessess in Greater Manchester are charging £25 a month for the additional service and claiming that they are emptying 200 bins per day.
To make matters worse, residents in Birmingham have endured a 3 month strike over the summer by refuse collectors with the cost to Birmingham City Council of a rumoured £40,000 per day.
Residents have stated they have been left with no choice but to sign up for a collection that they should be getting for their contribution to council tax
Some have raised fears of a fly tipping crisis as cash-strapped councils are imposing the first monthly collections.
As my blog "How can the UK solve the litter crisis " previously reported after the last Bank Holiday in Hastings highlighted the need for Hastings Borough Council to provide more bins in public areas , the figures reported on fly tipping are on the increase - and getting worse.
Figures can't be found for after 2015 - but they are steadily on the rise.
Corrie Warburton, a 33-year-old mother of two, said: “I do not like it because I have to pay my council tax as well. It is just not fair but there is nothing I can do about it. It is ridiculous having a collection only every three weeks.”
'We generate a lot of waste'
Government cuts have meant local authorities have looked at ways of saving millions of pounds, including reducing bin collections, and some Councils argue this is a bid to encourage residents to recycle more and in turn, reduce household refuse.
A spokesman for Conwy Council said: “By collecting refuse less frequently, households are encouraged to make full use of weekly recycling and food waste collections.”
More locally - the HOTAG " Hastings Old Town Appreciation Group " Facebook page, has highlighted the fact that households have been waiting up to 3 months for recycling bags from Hastings Borough Council following issues with the suppliers and Violia.
I've had issues myself, and due to living in St Leonards, have been refused a bin and gull proof bags and have had to dispose of rubbish myself ( and now recycling as they refuse to pick it up if it is'nt in a pink bag regardless of what has been reported ! ) for the last 12 years of living there.
The below picture is typical of collection day on the street where I live before they removed the bin - however it has'nt solved the problem as last week there was an ice cream freezer and a three piece sofa on the street !? ..
We can help ..
Due to the increase in demand recently , we can now offer residents extra collections of private household waste in the Hastings, Bexhill & St Leonards areas - it's still early days and hopefully we will be able to expand to cover more areas in future.
- Next day service
- One off or regular collection days available
- Flexible service, 5 days per week.
- No contract - fixed price per empty and disposal of your domestic 240lt wheelie bin.
- We are fully licensed & compliant - see our licence here
- We operate our own Transfer site in Eastbourne.
- Award winners of the 1066 Green Business Award - we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and recycle 92% of our waste - 0% gets sent to landfill.