Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has questioned the Minister for Communities and Local Government about the frequency of rubbish collections.
Labour-run Cardiff Council are currently consulting on moving to monthly collections of black bins and bags. Jenny Willott has been inundated by local residents raising their concerns about the proposals and she is running a petition against the plans on her website.
During the question session in the House of Commons chamber, Jenny Willott asked the Minister about Cardiff becoming dirty and full of rubbish with a growing problem with rats and seagulls if the number of collections was reduced.
Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:
“I have real concerns about Cardiff Council’s plans only to collect black bags and bins once a month and have been collecting a petition to show the strength of feeling of local residents.
“It’s the second time that the Labour-run Council has considered this. When they last proposed it a year ago, I collected a huge petition and they quietly dropped the idea. It’s crazy that they are considering it again.
“I’m pleased that the Minister shares my concerns about Labour Cardiff Council’s plans to collect black bins just once a month. As he points out, just 27% of residents think they could cope with monthly collections, and many are concerned that we will see an increase in fly tipping, rats and seagulls across the city.”