Did you know that Waltham Forest Council has started renting bespoke rubbish bins instead of owning its own? I have no idea why the council thinks this is a good idea. No other council in the country thinks this kind of arrangement makes sense. But there again, few other councils in the country are run quite as badly as Waltham Forest.

http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/display/article-display/3682881596/articles/waste-management-world/markets-policy-finance/2012/09/Taylor_Leases_Bins_to_Waltham_Forest_for_use_at_Kray_Twins__Cemetery.html

Although the company concerned claims it is a good idea, no figures are provided to the public to substantiate their claims. I have no doubt that the whole deal will be wrapped up in the usual fire-proof secrecy that surrounds anything involving our corrupted local authority.

See also: http://archipelago-of-truth.blog.co.uk/2012/05/11/bin-13662092/
http://archipelago-of-truth.blog.co.uk/2012/06/17/clyde-loakes-and-rubbish-disposal-what-could-possibly-go-wrong-13890941/
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/your_local_areas/9795338.WALTHAM_FOREST__Fined_company__set_for_Olympics_cash_/
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/your_local_areas/9909968.WALTHAM_FOREST__Street_cleaning_contracts_to_end/