Rubbish collection and recycling

Official: Surbiton is a dump

1,700 used tyres fly-tipped at the Hogsmill Open Space.

Berrylands bin pilot grounded

Rebel councillors block waste collection trial.

After Tuesday nights scrutiny panel meeting, opposition councillors from both Labour and Conservative parties have blocked the scheme citing lack of consultation and the introduction of micro-chipped wheelie bins.

The Lib Dem are said to be furious that the opposition insisted on referring the matter to a full council rather than a special executive meeting that would have given the possibility of the scheme going ahead this year. As it is, it's unlikely to start until June 2008, if at all.

Political quarrelling hits Berrylands collection pilot

Tory councillors call for apology from Lib Dem colleagues over lack of notice for waste pilot plan.

Smellier Berrylands

A council experiment means two weeks between household rubbish collections.

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