How much extra are you paying for Brown Bin collection ?

  The Garden Waste Service, aka Brown Bin Tax, has been offered for a while now. Some would say that it is fair that households that use the service should pay separately, but is it fair that the service is a flat fee regardless of the size of house. The effective increase to a Band A house is 5.1% in the Peterborough City Council element of the council tax bill, in comparison with a 1.7% on a Band H house. Check the table below to see how much more you are paying:  

In the @BoroLibDems we do things a little differently… @LibDems

At this time of year, you can get a lot of knocks on your door from party election canvassers. In the Peterborough Liberal Democrats we do things a little differently… we have this radical idea that councillors should keep in touch with people all the year round and not just at election time. We deliver Focus newsletters about once every six weeks and also seek people’s views through residents’ surveys. In recent weeks, there seem to have been two things on the minds of many residents: FIRSTLY: The Tory Brown Bin Tax, which is being introduced in around 30 days’ time and will involve people being forced to pay nearly[…]

Lib Dem councillors hand in BROWN BIN tax petition

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[…]

Stop ‘the brown bin tax’ – say local LIB DEMS!

Lib Dem campaigners had members of the public running up to their stall in Cathedral Square on Saturday 1st March, as their petition to “Save our *free* Brown Bins” proved very popular. Even Peterborough residents without gardens who don’t use the brown bins, and those who could afford to pay the annual charge the Tory-led administration want to impose, still really want the Council to keep Free Brown Bins for everyone – they want to maximize composting of garden waste and to invest in our environment. Perversely, Peterborough City Council wants to save money on Brown bin collections in their Budget for 2014/15, but these so-called savings could disappear if the effect is that people put their compostable waste into their free Black bin instead – creating[…]