TORY MP Stephen O'Brien has backed borough council bosses to get it right with the recycling scheme.
The Eddisbury minister met John Jeffrey, director of environment and sustainability at Vale Royal Borough Council, to discuss concerns about the Kerbside Recycling Scheme.
Mr O'Brien, the Shadow Secretary of State for Industry, and Mr Jeffrey discussed issues surrounding the scheme during a briefing at Wyvern House.
The MP said: 'I am very pleased that I have had the opportunity to meet with John Jeffrey and members of his team, to discuss the concerns that have been expressed by my constituents, the background to the launch of the Kerbside Recycling Scheme and the progress made to date in meeting the Government's tough recycling targets.
'We were able to have a very constructive meeting that gave me the opportunity to explore all the issues and concerns that have been raised about the Kerbside Recycling Scheme and the steps the borough council is taking to address them.'
He added: 'It was never going to be easy for the borough council to meet the Government's centrally imposed recycling targets - that is why the council has been forced, along with 80 other authorities across the country, to introduce a recycling scheme alongside a biweekly domestic refuse collection service.
'The penalties for local authorities that do not meet the Government's recycling targets are considerable, so not taking action was not an option.
'With this in mind, the borough council should be congratulated for its rapid progress in meeting the Government's demanding recycling targets - rocketing up the performance table of local authorities into the top 10 within 12 weeks - this is a genuine success in recycling for the council.'
Mr Jeffrey said: 'We had a very productive meeting and were pleased to be given the opportunity to explain our new Kerbside Recycling Scheme to Mr O'Brien in greater detail.'