Residents will not pay bin charges

PUBLISHED: 18:20 06 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010

A PAY-as-You-Throw scheme will NOT be introduced in next month s bin collection revolution. North Herts District Council is adamant it will not set up such an operation. And it has told the Government that it is against such an idea where residents would

A PAY-as-You-Throw scheme will NOT be introduced in next month's bin collection revolution.

North Herts District Council is adamant it will not set up such an operation.

And it has told the Government that it is against such an idea where residents would be paying for bin collections.

A council spokesman told The Crow: "Our new ar-rangements should enable us to reach required targets without the need for any type of Pay-as-You-Throw scheme."

The district council told the Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that it was opposed to any charging.

And a report to the district council's Cabinet on Tuesday said: "People are generally not supportive of charging for the amount of rubbish they produce."

The Pay-as-You-Throw issued had been raised in a consultation paper from Whitehall to local authorities.

Meanwhile, once-a-week bin collections in Royston and the rest of North Herts are due to end next month.

The district council believes that exisiting recycling of 34 per cent of waste should increase to 50 per cent by 2012.

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