Where is the 'continue as is' option? Welwyn Hatfield residents criticise bin consultation

PUBLISHED: 10:41 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:00 01 November 2016

Welwyn Hatfield Council has come under fire for its proposal to charge for garden waste collection. Residents have questioned why the consultation does not have the option to keep the service as it is.

Welwyn Hatfield Council has come under fire for its proposal to charge for garden waste collection. Residents have questioned why the consultation does not have the option to keep the service as it is.

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Residents across Welwyn Hatfield have highlighted how a consultation for a proposal to charge for garden waste collections does not give the option to choose 'continue as is'.

Yesterday, the public were able to access Welwyn Hatfield Council’s consultation asking people whether they would choose to continue having their garden waste collected by the council if there was an annual subscription fee, and if so, how much they think it should be.

So far, more than 290 people have taken part.

Welwyn Hatfield residents are being asked to consider three options: £35, £50 and £70.

But people have pointed out that the survey does not include the answer option to ‘continue as is’.

Questions have also been asked about what would happened to food waste if the brown bin service (currently garden waste and food) was paid for only.

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.

A report, including the results of the consultation and future recommendations, will be reviewed by the council’s cabinet in January.

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