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Proposal to charge for green waste collection

waste collection Published Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Wyre Council are seeking residents’ views about the recent proposal to introduce charges for green waste collections and about their use of green bins.

The consultation will run from 8 December 2015 to the 12 January 2016 and all Wyre residents, whether they currently use the service or not are being asked to take part . The survey has three to six questions and should take only a few minutes to complete.

The results will be presented at the council meeting 21 January 2016 by Councillor David Henderson, cabinet member with responsibility for recycling at Wyre Council.

The proposal will see arrangements come into effect next spring. Residents wishing to subscribe to the service will pay an annual fee of £30 per bin per year, which will see their green bins emptied 22 times a year, with a reduced fee applied to any additional green bins.

The decision comes as the authority faces a loss of £980,000 funding from Lancashire County Council towards the recycling service, along with ongoing reductions in funding from central government.

Paid for collections will allow residents who subscribe to continue having their garden waste removed and at the same time recoup some of the money needed to deliver the service.

Residents are encouraged to complete the survey online, however you can contact Wyre Council on 01253 891000 where a member of staff will complete the survey online on your behalf.

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