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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Bin Brother

Bin BrotherNanny'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?

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  1. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Just put your excess waste in the bins of "chav" neighbours. If you are lucky not to have any then just use a street bin.

    What a stupid idea, good money spent to try and solve a simple non-problem in a complex technical way; that anyone with less than an ounce (am I allowed to say ounce) of common sense will soon find a way round

  2. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Big Bin Brother has also hit many areas of Leeds too!

    My green recycle bin has been "tagged" with a blue RFID SPYCHIP! This happened without my permission or consent.
    Only last week local workman were busy repairing the road. So all the bins got mixed up and green bins delivered to the wrong addresses.

    total madness

  3. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Is it possible to remove the spy chips?

  4. Anonymous3:02 PM

    leeds tenants will find out that the bin spy,will in the end up cost us a lot more money,we will be able to throw out a certain ammount of rubbish and the council will be and are only too pleased to charge us for the rest,this is only the start the next plan is in
    07 and it will cause a stink !