How will they check? I am not proposing doing this, but...
What if I bury potato and carrot peelings, broccoli stalks and onion skins under leaves and garden waste in my brown bin. Have the refuse collectors got time to dig deep to check? And what if the spuds, carrots and broccoli were grown in my garden (garden waste) and were uncooked and, therefore, not, technically, food waste?
And will they examine the contents of my black bin to check there is an average amount of food waste in there? Do I dispose of the food waste in plastic or black bin bags and tie them up before dumping in the black bin?
And how will they know which brown bins belong to households that have paid the annual Ł35 fee? Will they be bar coded? Will the refuse collectors have scanners to check? What's to stop someone driving around on a Wednesday night and dumping their garden waste in any brown bin?
I am sure there is an expensive council brochure explaining all the above. if anyone has a copy, or a link, please post.