More than 1,500 brown bin collection payments already across Welwyn Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 13:05 03 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:13 03 March 2017
More than 1,500 households have signed up to pay Welwyn Hatfield’s new gaden waste fee in its first 48 hours, generating more than £50,000/year for council coffers already.
Despite a computer glitch that held up registration briefly yesterday morning, a borough council spokeswoman said ”just over 1,500” had paid the controversial fee by this morning.
Introduction of the collection fee, £35/year for one bin or £95/year for two, was bitterly opposed, with critics fearing it will increase fly-tipping and reduce recycling, and some refusing to pay “on principle”.
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