Proposal to charge for garden waste collections in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 10:07 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:32 03 November 2016

Bins waiting to have rubbish collected

Bins waiting to have rubbish collected

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Welwyn Hatfield Council will be launching a consultation tomorrow asking whether residents would be prepared to pay for garden waste collections (brown bins) and if so, how much.

Views will be sought on how the borough’s fortnightly garden waste collection might be funded in the future, as public consultation begins on Tuesday, November 1.

The survey will ask whether people would choose to continue having their garden waste collected by the council if there was a small annual subscription fee, and if so, how much they think it should be.

If a subscription option was introduced, it would only cover the costs of providing the service. Annual charges vary across the country and residents are being asked to consider three options: £35, £50 and £70.

The consultation is open for four weeks, closing on Monday, November 28.

Residents can respond to the survey online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WHGardenWaste or call 01707 357000 to be sent a copy of the survey in the post.

What are your views? Email letters@whtimes.co.uk

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