Eric Pickles
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Eric Pickles: 'Basic right' to weekly rubbish collection

The government says it is to pay local authorities in England to retain or restore weekly bin collections.

A £250m scheme is due to launch from April, after ministers conceded earlier this year that they could not force councils to pick up rubbish every week.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles called it a "basic right" for homes to have their rubbish taken away weekly.

  • 30 Sep 2011