Cheshire East Council(CE) has announced that in order to save money there will be no garden waste collections for four months.
Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor Brian Silvester said," Residents have already contacted me to complain about this huge reduction in service.The period of no collection will double from 2 months to 4 months.It was December to January but this year it will be November to March.There is no charge for the first green bin but there is an annual cost is £45 for the second green bin. Those paying the cost of an extra bin, if they have to continue to pay the same for a much reduced service , will consider that unfair. Also there has been no public consultation or consultation with Councillors on this major change, that will happen in just 6 weeks time.
Lots of people are cutting back hedges and trees over the winter as well as preparing ground for the spring. Many residents have piles of green waste by the end of January waiting for the brown bin collections to recommence. There is a risk that this policy change will result in the tipping of green waste on the roadside, which will be an additional cost to CE to remove.
I am calling on CE to put this idea on ice and carry out a proper consultation with the residents who have green bins."
Cllr Brian Silvester (Photo attached)
Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor
Cheshire East Council
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