Insult to charge us extra for an inferior bin service
PROTESTS about the proposed brown bins scheme have, understandably, focused on the annual £40 collection charge but there is another issue which concerns me just as much.
The proposal is to limit brown bin collections to 32 weeks a year. Presumably, this means collections ceasing around late October.
Clearly, Councillor Ranjit Banwait and his colleagues are not gardeners or they would realise that this is the time of year when those of us with trees and shrubs are faced with the annual task of pruning, cutting back and tidying, which produces large quantities of woody non-compostable waste. The brown bins are invaluable for disposing of this.
I appeal to the city council to reconsider and extend the collection period until at least the end of November.
It is adding insult to injury to charge us an extra £40 for a service which is far inferior to that which we currently have included in our council tax.