I used to live in the Purbecks. The council there introduced wheelie bins but then reduced collections to once a fortnight. Wow, did those bins stink in the summer!
People didn't seem to realise that you need to clean them every so often. I personally could not have one as my arthritic wrists were too painful to push the large heavy bin and maneouver it out of my bin cupboard. Poole council used to offer smaller bins for the elderly and less abled but Purbeck left me still using bags. They severely restricted how many I was entitled to leave out as well, 2-3 I think it was. Remember, that was 2 weeks rubbish. As a family in a small house with a tiny courtyard garden, composting was impossible so that made it difficult. I still think wheelie bins are the best and most hygenic solution though.