There are no plans to introduce four-weekly bin collections to the district, Wakefield Council have said.
A post circulated on Facebook appears to show a letter from Wakefield Council saying that four-weekly bin collections are to be introduced this month.
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It also claims that residents will be able to purchase "high capacity bins" for £299.
The letter suggests that the changes will allow the council to meet increased demands in other areas.
But a spokesperson for Wakefield Council said the letter was a fake, and confirmed that there were no plans to introduce four-weekly bin collections to the district.
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It is believed that the Facebook post was intended as an April Fools' Day joke.
Earlier this year, the council said that a small number of residents would see changes to their bin collection schedule, but promised that this would not lead to a change in frequency of collections.