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Warrington Borough Council, Garden Waste Subscription, collection of green waste charges, 2019 for Green Bin

Warrington Borough Council, Garden Waste Subscription, collection of green waste charges, 2019 for Green Bin Stock Photo

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5064 x 3648 px | 42.9 x 30.9 cm | 16.9 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi

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10 February 2019

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Charging for green bin collections - FAQs Why are you charging for these collections? We have a reduced budget from central government and we can no longer subsidise the cost of collecting this additional waste. The decision to charge for garden waste collections is one of the many difficult decisions the council has faced to help reduce costs. There's no legal requirement to provide a kerbside collection service for garden waste. But where it does we can make a charge. The income from charging for garden waste collections will make the service self-financing. Many councils across the country charge for this service and have done for many years. Not all properties in Warrington require a garden waste collections service as they may not have a garden. For this reason it is also felt that introducing a charge is fair as the service will only be paid for by those households that choose to use it, in the same way that charges are only made for bulky waste collections to those households that request one. Why is there an increase on last year's subscription? We've had to increase the price of both online and offline subscriptions to meet with rising operational costs, in particular to meet the increased cost of collection and tipping. Don't I already pay for this service through my council tax? Although your council tax is collected locally it actually forms part of a national taxation framework. This means that your tax isn't just calculated in relation to specific council services, such as waste collection or other community facilities and services. Your council tax payment contributes and finances all local council services not just waste collection.

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