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POLL: Will you pay the new £50 green waste charge?

Will you pay West Berks Council for a green bin from September 3?

Andy Murrill

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POLL: Will you pay the new £50 green waste charge?



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  • Cardinal Fang

    06/12/2018 - 23:11

    The council is not very open at telling people that they can pay for 6 months. So in the winter, when it will only be food waste (that is collected free anyway), why give them money for something you won't use. It's only in gardening season you might think about it


  • Daffy

    05/09/2018 - 19:07

    West Berks agreed a £500m 25year PFI contract with Veolia. If Veolia cannot maintain that contract they are the ones that should be held to account, not us the residents. If Veolia are having financial difficulty in honouring their contract, it's not the residents fault and neither should residents be forced to pay for such service. West Berks should hold Veolia to task as they are not upholding their agreement. After all, Veolia produce and sell 'Pro Grow' soil conditioner from our green waste! Imagine if a PFI scheme to build a school or hospital was agreed, only for the council to apply attendance fees. There would be a public outcry! PFI schemes are supposed to provide value for money, clearly this is not the case and as usual 'they' are too big to fail. It all stinks!


  • Vambo

    03/08/2018 - 22:10

    If they are still going to take kitchen waste in the green bin, what's to stop you hiding your garden waste under some potato peelings? If I'm throwing away lettuces gone to seed, is that garden or kitchen waste? It's totally unenforceable . Don't pay!


  • NewburyLad

    03/08/2018 - 15:03

    Shouldn't those who don't want a green bin and will be refusing to "opt in", actually get a refund of £50 on their tax bill ? After all, if the service is now valued at £50 per household per year, then by not using the service surely we are due a £50 a year refund?


    • Kyan09

      03/08/2018 - 16:04

      No, because when you opt in for the green bin, you pay an extra £50 on top of your Council Tax.


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