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Myth bust: The Daily Mail’s Stephen Glover today claims that everyone will be “forced” to use food waste bins

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We won't be forcing councils or households to adopt any type of collections if it isn't what householders want.

The Myth: The Daily Mail’s Stephen Glover today claims that everyone will be “forced” to use food waste bins, saying “Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has decreed that every household in England must press a slop bucket into action”.

The Truth: This is completely and utterly wrong.  Mr Glover is repeating false claims published in yesterday’s Daily Mail (Wednesday 15 June). There is nothing that the Government either published or said this week which can justify the Mail’s claim. Where local communities want a local solution for collecting smelly waste, we’ll help councils deliver that - but we won’t be forcing councils or households to adopt any type of collections if it isn’t what householders want.