An update from District Councillor, Colin Swindell…
Towards the end of 2016, the District Council carried out a public consultation asking Derbyshire Dale residents for their views on proposals to introduce charges for replacement refuse bins and containers. Through the village email, website and parish council meetings, I encouraged local residents to take part in the survey and asked you to tell me what you thought about the plans. I received 36 responses with only 2 being in favour of charging for replacement bins. I want to thank everybody who took the time to get in touch and share their views.
At a committee meeting in January 2017, councillors voted in favour of introducing the new charges. This was despite most of the consultation responses being against the proposals.
I voted and spoke out strongly against the plans. I felt that this was yet another charge that will affect every household, in most cases the damage or loss of bins is due to neglect by refuse crews and I felt it was unfair to take away the free supply of black sacks to those properties unable to accommodate a wheelie bin. Furthermore, I felt I should represent the views of my constituents who were overwhelmingly against the idea.
The new charges are laid out below.
News charges to be introduced from 1 April 2017:
- £20 for replacement 140ltr grey bin
- £25 for replacement 240ltr grey bin
- £25 when exchanging a 140ltr grey bin for 240ltr bin
- £15 a replacement 240ltr
Price reductions from 1 April 2017:
- Charge for a second 240ltr garden waste bin be reduced from £57.30 to £25.00
- Food caddy liners sold by the District Council be reduced from £2.50 to £2.00 per roll.
Black refuse sacks:
The annual supply of 52 black refuse sacks will stop from 1 April 2018 and that residents be advised to purchase their own black sacks from any retail outlet.
Food caddy and dry recycling bins and containers:
No charges will be introduced for replacement blue bins, boxes or bags. Also there will be no charge for replacement kerbside food caddies, the annual supply of 52 food waste liners and 44 garden waste bags. All will be reviewed again in the future.
If you have any comments or questions about the above, please get in touch with me.
Winster and South Darley Ward
Address: Laburnum Cottage, Well Street, Elton, Matlock DE4 2BY
Telephone : 07816 986 956
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