Councillors behind brown bin tax missed arithmetic
AFTER reading about the brown bin saga ("Online poll shows 92% against plan for brown bin collection charge", Derby Telegraph, January 11), I fail to understand Councillor Ranjit Banwait's statement: "Changes to the collections will save £1.7 million.
A breakdown of how these savings are made would be appreciated, together with an estimated total of the following list – 1: Lost revenue of £40 for each returned bin; 2: Collection of unwanted bins; 3: Storage of same; 4: Additional expensive landfill when black bins are used instead; 5: Redundancy payments to overstaffed refuse collectors; 6: Re-employment of redundant staff – as per council policy.
My education was about the 3Rs, reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, but it is obvious the latter was not comprehended when being taught to certain councillors.
Otherwise, this hare-brained brown-bin tax would not have been conceived. After the non-collection of litter from Derby's streets, whatever next madcap scheme can we expect from our Labour council?
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