We are on our third year of paying £50 odd for garden waste collection.on a separate note...looks like my local council are going to be going down the "charging" route for garden waste collections. Now I appreciate many local councils are struggling with funds in general (although a lot of them are using COVID as a big reason??? - and there was me thinking them investing in Iceland a few years back was a bigger reason...anyway I digress)
The local page on the council website states it's partly being done to "reduce musculoskeletal injuries suffered by staff collecting the waste" .....(my own garden waste collection normally consists of some branches for bushes and similar....and normally weighs less than our black bags)...
But then when you look at the document regarding the meeting about this....you notice a section where they say they could stop all garden waste collection altogether but "It will also not provide any additional income opportunity and there may be increased revenue costs required to manage any increase in fly-tipped waste"
Im sure they have already made their minds up either way and are just going through the motions to make it sound like there was ever going to be another option.....it seems Council tax is covering less and less these days even though it is slowly going up for the majority of people
We haven't used it before but all the recycling centres were closed and I had a garden full of waste which needed shifting, see how it goes this year as to whether I continue next year.Also £55 here (actually just reduced to £50 - maybe because of the limited service?). We don't use it though - we have a few compost bins and other things, and it's no trouble to go the dump occasionally for exceptional items.
It's certainly more convenient - our neighbours over the road put theirs out every other week for the collection. I think they do a lot more gardening than us though, and probably have too high standards to have a little pile of clippingsWe haven't used it before but all the recycling centres were closed and I had a garden full of waste which needed shifting, see how it goes this year as to whether I continue next year.
As it is we've managed to fill it for every collection which saves my car getting dirty.