Reinstate free garden waste collection - North East London
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Evidence obtained blew apart the reason the Redbridge Council gave for ending the old free garden waste collection, that is the £300,000 annual cost to run the scheme. Ron Jeffries reveals that the new scheme is costing the council nearly £200,000 and is used by 6,145 households which is an estimate is less than 10 per cent of the borough's households. From observation in the area the usage of the old scheme was around 30pc with residents using council provided hessian bags. Therefore for an extra £100,000 the council ran a highly efficient, low administrative scheme that had a high take-up and was widely praised in the community.
So what is happening to all the garden waste the old scheme used to handle?
Some of it is being fly-tipped, some people are resorting to garden bonfires (with its related air pollution) but a lot of people like myself, are now making regular trips to the council recycling centre at Chigwell Road (with related vehicle emissions).
If members of the council's administration take trip on either a Saturday or Sunday morning, they will see first-hand the depot has now become dangerously busy with at least 50% of visitors going to the green waste bay and taking their garden waste cuttings in green old council hessian bags.
Disposable composite waste bags only seem capable of handling grass cuttings and not twigs, small branches or even bush cuttings. Under this petition we want the local Labour administration to recognise that the new scheme is disastrous and to reinstate the free weekly garden waste collection.
ALSO PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW AND SEND YOUR COMPLAINT TO THE COUNCIL FOR THE INCREASE IN COUNCIL TAX AND A REDUCED SERVICE
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