Stop Edinburgh Council from charging us to uplift the Garden Waste

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Edinburgh City Council will be starting charge all residents £25 a year to uplift garden waste as of 22nd July 2018. Residents have already seen a 3% increase in Council Tax this year. Furthermore Edinburgh Council have enjoyed a bumper of year racking in £39 million from winter events (not to mention the International Edinburgh Festival) and surplus of £19.4 million from parking charges. It seems ridiculous that Edinburgh Council are wanting an extra £25 from each resident to get rid garden waste (2% on top of the Council Tax.) Yet roads and paths have not been well maintained, grassy areas are only cut once a month, there is an increase in fly-tipping and vermin and bins have not collected as scheduled.

What will happen when the trees on public ground shed all their leaves in autumn and end up covering your garden on your garden paths and steps, or the weeds come through your fences? Is Edinburgh Council going to get charge us to dispose of these also, since they present a hazard when wet or frosty to any able bodied person but for elderly and disabled this hazard is more than doubled. 

It was Edinburgh City Council who introduced the 4 bin system and not Edinburgh Citizens. Therefore, Edinburgh City Council have a moral duty to up-lift these bins without extra charge.

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