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Bins are not free
10:26am Monday 30th September 2013 in Letters
I am always surprised and amazed to read and hear that the residents of York are receiving one free green bin collection per fortnight.
These collections are not free. They replaced our weekly household rubbish collection, thus resulting in each type of refuse being collected every alternate fortnight. Bin collections are paid for through the extortionate council taxation system and as such we are entitled to a weekly collection of whatever type of rubbish. If the green bin collections are discontinued, then they should be replaced by a weekly grey bin collection. Either that or we are entitled to a discounted rate of the council tax for the withdrawal of services.
It is surely time this council stopped wasting our money and used it for the services for which it is intended, instead of their idealistic dreams of what should be happening in our city. Ask the residents what the money should be used for.
Janet S Kitchen-Cooper,
Ashley Park Road, York.
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