Cllr Ricky Duveen with a green bin

Halve the Green Bin Charge

We call for a reduced annual charge of £25, believing that the Council’s guesstimates of the drop-out rate (the amount of households that would not be prepared to pay this new charge) would be higher that than forecast for a rate of £50 but the drop-out rate for a charge of £25 would be lower than that forecast.

We think that the council have got their sums wrong and the optimum rate for green bin collections is £25 a year, not £50.

Imposing a sudden £50 charge for a service that has run successfully for years without any charge will anger many residents and the drop-out rate will be substantial, leading to green waste being dumped in grey bins or left behind the nearest bushes for the council to clear up.


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