Please be sure to look at the Comments area for this Daily Mail story. Many of them are just priceless, and most people seem so angry they appear nearly apoplectic.
Watch the American Left point to this plan as a 'necessary environmental reform' that they will want to implement here.
I think I would be more concerned about the volume of trash and not the weight.
It then should follow that it is now a serious crime to dump trash into someone else's trashbin. Could you imagine neighbors sneaking off to the end of the block to dump some extra trash into their neighbor's cans?
This is getting retarded folks.
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As for the latter, I would only tip them if they gave exceptional service.
Funny how there is "English" and "English".
I'd love to see that happen here just so EVERYONE could disable their chips in protest and show what we think of all this intrusion...
Stun guns do a marvelous job of killing chips with their 50,000+ volts...
Although pricier you could manufacture a high powered RF device to kill the chips...
or somehow reprogram the chips to show only xx lbs. of garbage no matter what is actually in the can ,,,, heck ! I'd manufacture and sell said chips...
We don't have trash pick up, we take our trash to the dump, do our own recycling at the same place and the weigh the car going in and coming out. They pay us for our recycling of aluminum cans and we pay for the difference in weight of the vehicle entering and leaving the dump, with a minimus charge of $5.00 per trip. It just makes sense to pay by the weight.
That's stupid. People will do what they do around here - take the trash to the local store dumpster or just toss it out in the wilderness.
Similar thing is happening in my town in New Hampshire.
Starting in July, each household will be allowed only one trashcan. Everything you want collected must fit into that one trashcan.
If you absolutely need another one, you have to pay $75 for it.
Meanwhile, my town taxes will still be going up for "services."
Coming soon! Complete confiscation of all property and giving you back just what you need. Now, Why did we fight the cold war against Communism?
How does soaking up liquid make the container lighter?
The writers of this trash (pun intended) are so techno-stupid that they neglect to answer the obvious questions.
How accurate are these "chips"?
If a homeowner puts out an empty bin, but has taped 4 bricks to the underside of the container, will he be charged for the "heavy air"?
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My Brit in-laws are already upset about the EEU's dictates concerning child car seat and the shape of BANANAS!!! for crying out loud. So they're getting hammered from foreigners telling them how to run their lives AND their own government. It's just a matter of time before that kind of tyranny reaches our shores. In fact it's already started as most recycling is a severe waste of time and energy.
The same leftists who cry crocodile tears about "the Bush administration tearing away our sacred Constitutional freedoms" are the socialists who demand total wealth redistribution, which would result in a surveillance regime far more severe than anything in the Patriot Act.
Microchips in wheelie bins...if this weren't in a news article I would have a hard time believing it. The UK should take the funds they are wasting on this nonsense and spend it on the health care system, which is falling apart...apparently they literally have money to throw away.
Yeah, they tested Diplock courts and surveillance cameras in Northern Ireland before introducing or trying to introduce them on the "mainland."
I'm familiar with cow-tipping; fly-tipping seems rather poor sport in comparison.
A little battery acid applied to the location of the computer chip might have interesting effect.
The UK is just insane. The people there will let their overlords just do flat anything to them. San Francisco looks like Texas by comparison.