York - Greenest City In The North - Plan Criticised
9:31am 11th July 2013
A plan to make York the greenest city in the North has been criticised by the leader of the city council.
Opposition Lib Dems put forward plans to ditch green bin charges and bring in food waste collections to boost recycling.
Council leader James Alexander says he's already looking at collecting leftovers and government cuts led to the green bin charges.
Despite that James Alexander says York is getting greener.
"I'm pleased to see local Liberal Democrats supporting our vision to become the greenest city in the north. However, what's easy for them to say now proved impossible for them to achieve in eight years of council control. They committed to a new household waste recycling site on the west side of the city and failed to deliver. They halted Labour's progress on introducing new park and rides to the city, resumed and being delivered by us now back in control of the council.
"Liberal Democrats have passed off the idea of food waste collections as their own when they know the council is already underway with looking at the feasibility of introducing this, just as we are working to combat fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency. Liberal Democrats appear to have run out of any new ideas".
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