At the latest meeting of Full Council at the Town Hall, Liberal Democrat City Councillors handed in a petition opposing the Conservative controlled council’s decision to charge local residents to have their brown bin collected.
Commenting, Cllr Darren Fower said:
“It’s just ridiculous! Its another Tory scheme that’s failed, and now they want you to pay for their mistakes. Their ability to deal with waste has meant that processing Garden Waste has not been properly dealt with and now this extra charge, on top of your council tax bill, could see more people simply placing their garden waste into their black bins.
“This will mean that it will be disposed of into landfill, which, will subsequently result in the Council breaching its landfill agreements, resulting in fines, which I expect will, as they tend to do, be handed over to the local residents to pay for either by increasing council tax or by cutting whatever services are left!”
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