Paying an Extra £30 to Have Your Green Bin Emptied.

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  • #160199

    wrexview
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46466753

    What percentage of Wrexham residents will pay up, Flintshire seem happy with their 40% uptake . Such a low uptake must have an impact elsewhere , more mixed waste in the black bins , increased flytipping and more polluting garden fires.

    #160220

    Wrexham ITK
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    Luckily I have a public footpath nearby with a grass verge. Others may not be so lucky.

    #160226
    dagg
    dagg
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    I also have a nice bit of land where I can leave my waste for collection.
    Just joking, but I know what you mean.

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    #160240

    bubble
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    I’m assuming (because I actually cannot be bothered to check!) that it’s £30 for the year? Personally, I’d be happy to pay £30 per annum for a green bin. It’s less per year than I spend per month for my iPhone, or for my dental plan. And I really am not rolling in cash. Less than £3 per month is a good deal as far as I’m concerned.

    #160241

    maxman
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    A very short sighted move that will end with fly tipping all over the place.
    Every year the council tax goes up and the services are reducing .I pay £1680 a year in council tax and for that I expect the bins to be emptied.
    If money is so tight the council should stop wasting money on stupid projects.
    It might be only £30 this time,what will the next service they charge for?

    #160293

    WreX-iT
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    Flintshire garden waste charge raises nearly £1m

    A council’s charge to residents for collecting garden waste has raised nearly £1m this year.

    Despite opposition, more than 40% of Flintshire households signed up to pay £30 a year for collections once a fortnight between March and November.

    A report to the environment scrutiny committee said this had raised £966,000 compared to a target of £800,000.

    This is a good idea : “The authority had considered a discount for people on benefits, but decided it would not be appropriate, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    They have actually charged the scrounging element who expect to sit at home or in the pub and pay nothing towards anything!

    #160306

    Matt
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    I imagine those types are too lazy to do any gardening anyway – probably the houses where the council is forced to go and cut the jungle grass down before Jumanji breaks out on the local estate.

    #160339
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Matt, that is a very cruel and sweeping statement.

    I would continue but I have been asked to move my car because I am blocking the way for the Christmas Village.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #160562

    thetown
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    It is ok Bubble saying he would be happy to pay £30 a year,but what in ten years when they have put the figure up to £150,just look at how much your council tax has gone up in 15 years.

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