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Green bin collection charges

The Council needs to save around £1.44 million in its 2017/18 budget. A wide range of measures that will not impact on residents have previously been approved by the Council, but more still needs to be done.

At its meeting on 19 October 2016, the Council agreed to introduce an annual charge of £30 to collect garden waste along with a charge of £25 per year per bin to have an extra green bin emptied.  Other options for savings, efficiencies and increases in income were also approved.

When the charge is introduced next year, residents will be able to choose whether or not they wish to use the Council’s garden waste service. If they do not wish to pay the charge they do not have to use our service and can dispose of their garden waste by other appropriate and legal means. Each household that pays the charge will have its garden waste bin labelled so our collection teams will know it is to be emptied.

There will not  be any discounts or exemptions to the green bin collection charge.

Full information about the green bin collection charge will be provided on this website as soon as details are available.