Why has the cost of the service risen in 2019/2020?
There has been a small increase this year as the council continues to subsidise the service and, at a time of continued austerity, needs to try and reach a point of full cost recovery for the service.
The income from charges reduces the net cost of the service and enables the council to keep on providing it.
The annual charge ensures that only those residents that use the service pay for it. The annual charge represents good value for money for the collection of your garden waste on a year-round, fortnightly basis.