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Own more than one green recycling bin? New fee to empty additional green bins starts in April!

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Mar 12th, 2018.

Do you have more than one green garden waste bin? If so, you will soon have to pay an annual fee to have any additional bins collected.

From April Wrexham Council will be introducing a charge of £30 per bin for any residents who have two or more green recycling bins.

The first bin will continue to be emptied free of charge.

Readers of Wrexham.com and those who took part in Wrexham Council’s Difficult Decisions budget consultation will be aware that the £30 fee per additional bin was listed as a potential cost generator.

At the time it was estimated that the charge would bring in around £15,000 a year for the council.

Last week Wrexham Council issued further explanation of how the new charge will work, stating: “If you would like us to continue to collect additional green garden waste bins from your property, for an annual charge of £30 per bin, information about the service and how to subscribe can be found at www.wrexham.gov.uk or by contacting Pride in Your Street on 01978 298989.

“In order to guarantee collections from 1 April 2018, please contact us as soon as possible.

“Any additional bins you currently have can be kept for storage, however only additional bins that you have registered with Wrexham County Borough Council will be emptied from April 1 2018. You will be sent a sticker to put on these bins once you register.

“We would strongly advise that you clearly mark all your bin/s with your house name or number.”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, added: “I would like to thank everyone who took the time to take part in our consultation for their comments which has helped us make the difficult decisions.

“Everyone will still get their first green bin emptied with no extra charge.”

Don’t forget you can also take your garden waste to your nearest Household Recycling Centre free of charge or, if you have the space, you can compost it at home.

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