Council gets £29m weekly waste collection boost

By on 22/11/2012 in Cllr McKay, News

Today the Government has confirmed that Birmingham City Council will receive £29,785,495 after its bid to the DCLG’s Weekly Collection Support Scheme was successful.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart city, said: “I am thrilled that the Government has recognised the strength of our bid, and wants to work with us to bring transformational change to our waste collection services.

“Birmingham put forward an ambitious set of proposals that will preserve weekly waste collections, make our streets cleaner and help increase recycling rates. Now the Government has rallied behind our plans.

“We will shortly embark upon a period of public consultation over the details of the bid, to ensure we shape and introduce the best possible scheme for all citizens.”


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  1. George Calthorpe says:

    I for one do not want these bins and I won’t use them.

    • geoffc says:


      We have always made it clear there is no ‘one-size fits all’ solution here. However other local authorities find that 90-95 per cent of homes are suitable for wheelie bins.

      But there is a very strong argument in favour of the introduction of wheelie bins

      We will embark on a period of public consultation, where you can offer your views.

  2. Tony - Edgbaston says:

    Please stick to the waste collection arrangements we currently have. Please don;t force wheelie bins on us, they are unsightly (most people in neighbouring Sandwell keep them in full view in their front gardens) take up too much room, and allow no flexibility in the amount of waste that can be put out for collection.

  3. Andy Selly Oak says:

    Who are the people in favour of wheelie bins because | have never met any. We are a family of four and only fill 1/2 a black bag a week and fill both of our recycling boxes so why do I need wheelie bins that are 3 times the size of what we have now. All of terraced streets will now be blighted by 3 bins at the front of every property (most of which will be empty)t o be filled by passing pedestrians.

  4. Sue Bradshaw says:

    I have a very small new house with a very small garden. My front garden is 2.5FEET X 2.5FEET.
    Any ideas as to where 3 bins can fit?

    I’ll keep them on the kerbside, thanks.

  5. rose hubbard says:

    we have about 7 steps to the front of our house, garden is tiny open plan and a hill! the back garden can only be accessed via steps at the front and behind that is a garage block no way will wheelie bins work round here and trying to get 3 up and down steps is a joke! house is also terrace style so the fronts will look lovely not!
    I hope some Councillors will be round to see if possible as I really cant see how this is going to work

  6. MIKA says:

    Congratulations on the recycling efforts. A success through the cooperation of the community and local government.

  7. Roy says:

    I have no objection to the introduction of wheelie bins however it is very frustrating to hear the comment that they will help to keep our streets cleaner.

    The majority of debris in Tessall Lane is ‘fast food’ debris dumped by pedestrians or more often than not thrown from passing vehicles.

    PS can you change your web site so that when an incorrect CAPTCHA code is typed the message is not deleted

  8. admin says:

    Thanks for the comments so far. To reiterate we have stated throughout the process that this is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution for the city.
    In general the proposal will make the city cleaner, greener and will reduce unsustainable costs.
    There will be full consultation where all circumstances will be taken into consideration.
    Watch this space.