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Myth bust: The Daily Telegraph on plans to introduce ‘slop buckets’

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

We won't force councils or households to adopt specific types of collections if it isn't what householders want.

The Myth: The Daily Telegraph today claims that as part of their “zero waste” policy, the Coalition wants ‘slop buckets’ in every kitchen.

The Truth: This is completely and utterly wrong. There is nothing in either the Coalition agreement or in the Government’s Waste Review which supports the Telegraph’s claim. We’ll help councils deliver the solutions that local communities want for their waste - but we won’t force councils or households to adopt specific types of collections if it isn’t what householders want.