Saturday, 2 April 2016

'Improved' Garden Waste Collection Charges

Just before Christmas, over 19,000 households in the borough who were on the 39 week garden waste collection service received a letter from the new waste contractor Veolia informing them of the 'enhancement to their service'.

Great news you would think, as these 19,000 residents would now get their garden waste collected 52 weeks a year instead of 39. The only snag is that these 19,000 households faced a rise in their charge for the service of up to 37% if they do not pay by direct debit.

Over the past few months, this single issue has dominated my mailbox as residents who subscribed to the 39 week garden waste service chose this service rather than the alternative 52 week service on offer as they simply did not require the service.

Things start to get a little clearer now in how the Administration are plugging the £1 Million cut in the waste budget.

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