Due to significant budget cuts the council needs to save £700,000 over the next 4 years. Currently the provision of replacement waste and recycling bins is costing the council (and therefore the tax payer) approximately £28,000, the annual supply of black sacks costs £9,774 (including delivery costs) and biodegradable garden waste sacks cost £20,681 (including delivery costs).
The council can no longer afford to provide the replacement containers (including sacks) free of charge. We are therefore consulting on introducing a charge for the supply of sacks and replacement containers where they have been lost/stolen or damaged by a party other that the refuse collectors.
The consultation closed on 30th September 2016