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29th Jun, 2022

Proposals for garden waste fee look set to be approved

PROPOSALS for garden waste charges across the district look set to be approved.

Stratford District Council recently held a consultation over charging an annual fee of £40 for the collection of garden waste. Currently, a maximum of two green bins or six green sacks are collected fortnightly free of charge. The move would generate some £2.2million a year.

The proposal left residents divided with some arguing it contradicted the council’s recent commitment to taking action against climate change.

Others were more supportive of the charge – which is already in place in Rugby and North Warwickshire – saying it would cut down emissions and encourage more people to home compost.

The council’s cabinet this week recommended the charge be approved.

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