STOP Perth and Kinross council charging an aditional £25 for garden waste recycling

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This petition is for signatures from local perth and Kinross areas who disagree with the council making a new chargeable payment to the garden waste bins. 

Garden waste bins in most cases are brown lidded bins they have been collected since the early 2000s and as a bi-product of our gardens have been use to make re useable compost, after some time the bins where also used for food waste and are collected on a fortnightly bases. The brown bins are emptied and the contense taken to the new facility that makes it into compost where at this time people are allowed to go to the skip and collect 1/2 bags of free compost. 


According to P&K the Scottish government has dropped subsidising that alllwed the garden wasted to be collected and there for have now said that hey will be charging an additional £25 per year for the collection of garden waste with in these bins, (you may still use the bins for waste food collection at this time). For people in repeat of benefits they will have the payment waved, those who are not the payment must be made to allow the bins to be used for garden waste. If not you are more than welcome to use the green lidded bin for general waste or people can individually drive there cars to the local skip to deposit of the garden waste. The payment is outwith your council tax and there for there will be no reduction in your council tax and the payment will be separate from the council tax. 


Thia potition is to show people’s support to stop the £25 garden water collection charge. Garden waste is a bi-product of your garden something that can be made into a reusable and sellable product to make money. The impact of the amount of cars that will be transporting garden waste is higher than one lorry and there for has an environmental impact that the Scottish government should be more concerned about, as proven with the smaller general waste bins and collections. With in our council tax we pay for waste collection and garden waste should be no difference what so ever. It doesn’t matter that it’s a small £25 per year it’s the fact when will it end... P&K are always at a shortfall will we soon have to pay to have our roads cleared and gritted at an additional charge?  

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