BIN collections are to be looked at in Kirklees– after a Government threat to withhold cash.
Councils in England which fail to restore weekly bin collections could see their funding from central government cut, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has warned.
But there will be no change as yet to the current fortnightly collections in Kirklees, the authority vowed.
A spokesman said: “We are waiting to study the details of Mr Pickles’ proposals.
“But we would add that Kirklees has run successful fortnightly collections for a number of years.”
The scheme allows the council to recycle tonnes of paper, cardboard, plastic and tin cans through green wheeled bins collected each fortnight.
General household rubbish is collected on a fortnightly basis in grey bins.
But Mr Pickles said there was “no plausible reason” why councils should not collect the bins every week.
It is reported that more than half of councils in England run some form of fortnightly collection.
The Government is providing £250m through the weekly collection support scheme to councils which do maintain a weekly service.
Officials said that 85 local authorities covering more than six million households were set to benefit from the programme announced in September.
“Weekly bin collections are one of the most visible frontline services and there is no plausible reason why councils shouldn’t deliver them to hard-working residents,” Mr Pickles said in a statement.
“We have demolished the Labour myth that fortnightly bin collections were necessary to save money or increase recycling.
“If councils don’t get their house in order and deliver this basic public service then not only will they be held to account at the ballot box.
“We will be looking closely at the central government funding for bin collections; councils receive £28 billion in formula grant funding – it’s not unreasonable that they provide a decent bin service in return.”