Government response

Mythbust: Daily Mail ‘slop bucket’ claims untrue

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

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 has claimed today that ‘every home will be ordered to use a slop bucket under Coalition plans’.

The Truth

It’s not true that every home will be ordered to use a slop bucket and there is nothing that the Government either published or said yesterday 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.