The Sunday Times reports that South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are joining other councils in putting microchips in bins. The report says that 42 Councils, covering two million households have adopted the policy.

In The Daily Telegraph’s report of the story today, Shadow Local Government Minister Bob Neill says using technology to make refuse collection more efficient is worthwhile but is worried it may prompt he Government to revive "their discredited pay-as-you-throw bin tax scheme."