05/03/2012 08:13 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Need A Bigger Wheelie Bin? Show Us Your Kids' Birth Certificates!

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Councils are asking parents to show their kids' birth certificates if they put in a request for a bigger wheelie bin - to prove they are not lying about the number of children they have!

The Telegraph reports that inspectors are being dispatched to quiz families who produce more waste than average and want a larger bin, and are even checking they are adequately recycling.

Householders in Scotland have been issued with smaller bins and fortnightly collections after landfill reduction targets were introduced. The Scottish Government wants to reduce landfill by 95VIRTUAL-Gallery-125590%