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Eleven (42 per cent) were against the initiative, introduced earlier this year to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.John Bleakney, Labour councillor for Paston, agreed and said: "The new system is a disaster large and extended families cannot cope with just one bin that is emptied fortnightly."He added: "It isn't about recycling it is purely a money saving method."Peterborough needs to recycle 50 per cent by 2008, or face a hefty Government fine.By 2020, the city needs to recycle 80 per cent of all the waste.Since the introduction of the three bin system, complaints about the new fortnightly bin collection have poured in from angry residents.Some have complained about maggot infestations in the bins, and the council is investigating reports that an unscrupulous cleaning company may have planted the maggots.One councillor, Charles Swift, who represents North ward, said waste was being left to rot until rats became a problem, because collectors refused to take recycling bins that had been contaminated with non recyclable rubbish.Cllr Swift, from the Minorities Party, said: "We have a very large number of people in the ward who do not speak English and don't understand the difference between the bins, which has caused a problem. They put the wrong items in the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Gmt Chronograph
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councillors] to support the scheme and concentrate their efforts on contributing to tackling the real issues here to find new ways of working to ensure we manage our waste responsibly."We asked councillors for their views on weekly collections of refuseRaja Akhtar (Conservative), Central Not availableChris Ash (Minorities Party), Dogsthorpe Not availableAdam Barker (Conservative) Fletton Not availableJohn Bartlett (Independent) Eye and Thorney Not availableJohn Bleakney (Labour), Paston, said: "This is not the way forward. It's been a disaster for the city and it will kill off recycling as we know it."Bob Burke (Independent) Werrington South, said: "I think it was a retrograde step in going to fortnightly collections. I do believe the person who is responsible should own up and say 'I'm sorry, I did it and it's failed.' Before next summer is finished, there will be such an uproar they will have to go back to weekly collection."Michael Burton (Conservative), West Not availableColin Caborn (Labour), Paston, Said: "A review is definitely needed. I have had lots and lots of complaints about the bins most of them justified. There are certainly some families who simply cannot manage with a fortnightly collection."
green bins, which the council won't empty."The area is littered with bad smells from rotting rubbish."Cabinet member for the environment John Peach has refused to back down and review the system, despite the apparent opposition from all quarters. He said the council risked incurring massive fines if they exceeded stringent targets set by the Government.A fellow Conservative councillor, Diane Lamb, who represents Orton Waterville, said: "I think it is working perfectly well."Council leader Ben Franklin (Conservative) said in a letter to The Evening Telegraph: "I would invite them Omega Seamaster Metal Strap
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