Nanny's friends in my home town of Croydon have decided to employ big brother techniques, in monitoring the waste disposal habits of the residents of this decaying part of South London.
Thousands of wheelie bins are to be electronically tagged, to allow Croydon council to measure the waste that individual households produce.
It is feared that the scheme will lead to "Big Brother" tactics, with council officials able to spy on households.
Andrew Pellin, a Conservative member of the London Assembly, said:
"The Stasi or the KGB could have never dreamed of getting a spy device in every household."
The microchips will be used with refuse lorries, which will weigh the bins before they are emptied. Croydon council will then be able to identify homes where the amount of rubbish is higher than expected.
A leaflet from Nanny controlled Croydon council explaining the scheme says:
"We will be able to get in touch to help residents manage their rubbish more effectively."
In other words, those of you who don't comply with their views on what constitutes acceptable waste, will receive a visitation.
What happens then if the hapless resident does not respond favourably to the council's "helpful" advice?
Those of you who would like tom read more about Croydon should visit www.croydoniscrap.com.