Brown bin waste figures revealed
MICKLEOVER people collect the most garden waste in their brown bins, according to city council analysis.
A breakdown of the collection by weight shows that Mickleover, as a ward, accounts for nearly 9% of all the brown bin waste collected by the authority.
The Labour-led city council is proposing to introduce a £40 brown bin collection charge from 2014 and wants people to compost at home to save on collection costs.
That suggestion has been ridiculed by the Lib Dems and Tories. Mickleover is a Lib Dem ward.
Lib Dem group leader Hilary Jones, said: "Labour are doing what they do best, finding new things to tax, and we will not let this go by without challenge."
The Labour ward of Alvaston collects the next highest amount, with nearly 8%. Littleover and Darley account for 7.5% each, on average, while Conservative leafy suburb Allestree makes up 6.5%. Normanton had the lowest rate with just 3.5%.