Council coffers swell as thousands pay Welwyn Hatfield garden waste charge

PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:42 07 March 2017

Campaigners  Cathy Roe and Val Dorantt tried in vain to keep  garden waste collection free.

Campaigners Cathy Roe and Val Dorantt tried in vain to keep garden waste collection free.

Danny Loo Photography 2016

Nearly 4,000 households have paid the borough council’s controversial garden waste collection charge, boosting its coffers by more than £136,000 in just six days.

As of 7.30am this morning, 3,913 people had paid the £35 annual charge on the council’s website, generating at least £136,995.

For an extra £60/year, residents can have a second bin collected.


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