"Tim Haire, deputy chairman of Cambridge Conservatives, said “bin snoopers” would not be welcome in the city."
Councillors want to know if they can put microchips in your bin that check usage and 'reward' good behaviour. What would happen? Well, the nasty neighbour's rubbish will end up in your bin unless you keep the bin under lock and key, or they'll just do a bit of decorative fly-tipping. A whole new council business of bin-monitoring, bin-theft counselling and petty crime against bins will be born.
The odd defence of including the "chip'n bin" in the survey offered by the City Council was that they know it is unpopular, it is not a preferred option, but they included it anyway. For the curious the survey can be found here.
The interesting questions are...
In order to implement a reward scheme it might be necessary for the bins to have microchips. The microchip would identify your bin so that points could be awarded based on the amount you recycle. Would you be interested in taking part in such a scheme? TICK ONE ONLY
No I would not want to take part
Yes I would take part but I don’t think I would recycle more
Yes I would take part and it would encourage me to recycle more
Other (Please specify in the box below)
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