The UK government has plans to introduce a "Green Tax" on household rubbish. Household refuse collection is already paid for through Council Tax but now they want to introduce a tax on how much rubbish households produce with a figure of 25p/kilo being mooted. The proposal is intended to encourage recycling.
I already recycle everything I can and still manage to fill at least one large and one small bin every fortnight and often we use the second small bin we have as well. There are 6 of us in our house - 2 adults and 4 children, one still in nappies. This rubbish tax will benefit single people, old people and childless couples and penalise families with children.