An outcry over privacy and security erupted today after council snoopers searched household rubbish bins in streets where residents include Mayor of London Boris Johnson and several High Court judges.
A total of 1,000 households in 53 streets across Islington, North London, had their rubbish inspected.
Following a request under the Freedom of Information Act, a council officer admitted: 'No permission was sought from residents as none is required.'
The exercise was part of an in-depth analysis that the council says helps it improve recycling, the officer said.
-- The Daily Mail