Lib Dem councillors have denounced the Tory plans to introduce charges for garden waste collection, as “a massive step backwards on the road to a greener district”
The council admits that they expect a reduction of between 50-70% in the number of garden waste bins collected.
Cllr Michael Dixey said, “We will see thousands more car journeys to household waste sites, more bonfires, more fly-tipping and more garden waste going in general waste bins.
“It is incomprehensible that a council that declared a climate emergency last year should take such action. This is nothing less than a money grab on gardeners to fill glaring gaps in the council’s mismanaged budget.
The council is showing its true colours and green isn’t one of them.”
Should we have to pay for green waste collection? Tell us what you think here.