Petition launched to stop ‘green bin tax’

York Press: Liberal Democrat Prospectice Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer Nick Emmerson, Coun Ian Cuthbertson and resident Jonathan Lancaster campaign against proposals that could see householders charged for having their green waste bins collected Liberal Democrat Prospectice Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer Nick Emmerson, Coun Ian Cuthbertson and resident Jonathan Lancaster campaign against proposals that could see householders charged for having their green waste bins collected

A CAMPAIGN against plans to charge for York’s garden waste collections has been launched amid claims that figures show a city tip should not have been closed.

City of York Council has begun a public consultation over potential measures to cut £580,000 from its waste bills over the next two years.

It could see fees for collecting green bins introduced year-round or over winter, while the Towthorpe waste recycling centre could see its opening hours reduced.

Other options put forward by the Labour-run authority could also include charging for additional bins or stopping winter collections.

The council’s Liberal Democrat group has now set up a petition on its website opposing the possible changes, branding them a “green bin tax”.

They said lessons should be learned from Newcastle, where thousands of residents returned bins after fees were introduced.

Coun Ann Reid, the Liberal Democrats’ environmental services spokeswoman, said: “Charging for green bins will further increase landfill taxes and fly-tipping, while recycling rates will fall, and Labour have made no budget provision for this. It is effectively an extra tax on residents who want to do the right thing and recycle.”

Meanwhile, Reuban Mayne, who campaigned to keep Beckfield Lane tip open before it was closed by the council last year, claimed the authority’s figures show only 28 per cent of waste previously dealt with there had been transferred elsewhere.

The statistics showed 1,948 tonnes of waste was handled at Beckfield Lane between May and December 2011, but during the same period last year, levels at Hazel Court rose by only 463 tonnes and Towthorpe tip saw a 79-tonne increase.

Mr Mayne said: “We predicted waste would not be transferred to Hazel Court and this information confirms it was a short-sighted measure, and I am personally getting more reports of fly-tipping than ever before.”

Coun David Levene, cabinet member for environmental services said: “The overall level of waste generated has decreased, which is part of the explanation for waste not transferring to Hazel Court, and it would seem residents are finding alternative ways of disposing of or recycling their waste.

“Officers have reported no apparent increase in reports of fly-tipping. If there is evidence of it, the council will always respond quickly where it is reported.”

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10:16am Sat 23 Feb 13

Trespar Zagenstuz says...

I assume the desire is for residents to dump green waste in outlying ditches; because that is what they will do.
Then, of course, whilst they are taking their green waste to dump it thus, they might as well take the other-coloured waste too....

Green waste is odd in the sense that some have none at all, whilst others have lots, but then only at certain times of the year.
Why do the council not initiate a system whereby residents have optional fold-away bags, and ring the council when they have a full one, to have it collected. Afterall, most people who need a green-waste collection tend to need it at the same time of the year, so a lorry could do the rounds over the most popular seasons of the year, but probably not in winter.
I assume the desire is for residents to dump green waste in outlying ditches; because that is what they will do. Then, of course, whilst they are taking their green waste to dump it thus, they might as well take the other-coloured waste too.... Green waste is odd in the sense that some have none at all, whilst others have lots, but then only at certain times of the year. Why do the council not initiate a system whereby residents have optional fold-away bags, and ring the council when they have a full one, to have it collected. Afterall, most people who need a green-waste collection tend to need it at the same time of the year, so a lorry could do the rounds over the most popular seasons of the year, but probably not in winter. Trespar Zagenstuz

10:41am Sat 23 Feb 13

binsysmith says...

I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.
I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council. binsysmith

11:14am Sat 23 Feb 13

bob the builder says...

binsysmith wrote:
I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.
... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.
[quote][p][bold]binsysmith[/bold] wrote: I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.[/p][/quote]... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires. bob the builder

11:54am Sat 23 Feb 13

yorkie71 says...

Is there anything to stop residents sharing a green bin ? Dividing the cost ?
Is there anything to stop residents sharing a green bin ? Dividing the cost ? yorkie71

12:04pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Mulgrave says...

Gardens are of benefit to the whole community for both visual and ecological reasons, and where there are no trees or greenery, the Council often has to step in to provide some in the public spaces and roadsides. It is also not desirable to promote the increase in converting natural ground to paved and concreted surfaces due to the increased problems with flash flooding. Has the council taken these facts into serious consideration, along with all the other negatives such as increased risk of fly tipping and extra landfill tax and CO2 from green waste ending up in landfill.

It would be interesting to know the average Council tax band of a property that has green waste collected in comparison with that of properties that don't need the service.
Gardens are of benefit to the whole community for both visual and ecological reasons, and where there are no trees or greenery, the Council often has to step in to provide some in the public spaces and roadsides. It is also not desirable to promote the increase in converting natural ground to paved and concreted surfaces due to the increased problems with flash flooding. Has the council taken these facts into serious consideration, along with all the other negatives such as increased risk of fly tipping and extra landfill tax and CO2 from green waste ending up in landfill. It would be interesting to know the average Council tax band of a property that has green waste collected in comparison with that of properties that don't need the service. Mulgrave

12:10pm Sat 23 Feb 13

York Shire says...

I'm sorry to say this but the message at the next election will be: Labour in York = More tax on the residents of York
I'm sorry to say this but the message at the next election will be: Labour in York = More tax on the residents of York York Shire

4:39pm Sat 23 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

Tip of the day. Please excuse the pun.
Bag it up and drop it outside the new Council HQ.

Compost House..........good name for it.
Tip of the day. Please excuse the pun. Bag it up and drop it outside the new Council HQ. Compost House..........good name for it. capt spaulding

5:05pm Sat 23 Feb 13

yorkborn66 says...

Just dump it on the verge, that’s what the council does when they cut them.
Just dump it on the verge, that’s what the council does when they cut them. yorkborn66

7:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

twotonethomas says...

bob the builder wrote:
binsysmith wrote:
I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.
... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.
Sorry Bob but you're full of sh*t.

The tory controlled P&R committee at Ryedale District Council has recommended that garden waste isn't collected at all for 3 months of the year. So even those that are willing, sorry daft enough, to pay extra to have their bins emptied, won't be given that option.

The pigs in blue and the humans in red are growing more identical by the day. Just as Orwell predicted.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]binsysmith[/bold] wrote: I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.[/p][/quote]... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.[/p][/quote]Sorry Bob but you're full of sh*t. The tory controlled P&R committee at Ryedale District Council has recommended that garden waste isn't collected at all for 3 months of the year. So even those that are willing, sorry daft enough, to pay extra to have their bins emptied, won't be given that option. The pigs in blue and the humans in red are growing more identical by the day. Just as Orwell predicted. twotonethomas

7:26pm Sat 23 Feb 13

selbyville says...

Genuine question. How did you all get rid of your green waste before Councils started collecting it a few years back? Fly tip it or dispose of it yourselves legally?
Genuine question. How did you all get rid of your green waste before Councils started collecting it a few years back? Fly tip it or dispose of it yourselves legally? selbyville

7:48pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Osbaldwick Lad says...

Modern dustbins have a round space about the size of a 2p coin under the front rim. This can be used by Councils to insert a chip which can include any information they wish.
Modern dustbins have a round space about the size of a 2p coin under the front rim. This can be used by Councils to insert a chip which can include any information they wish. Osbaldwick Lad

8:11pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Mulgrave says...

selbyville wrote:
Genuine question. How did you all get rid of your green waste before Councils started collecting it a few years back? Fly tip it or dispose of it yourselves legally?
If memory serves me correctly, it went in the weekly collected wheely bin and ended up in landfill, sometimes in the garden waste skip if visiting the tip with other items. CoYC has spent the last decade promoting recycling, however it now seems to be advocating a reversal as it is not a 'green' option to make a specific journey to the tip, and there is a limit to the type of material that can be usefully composted for the average garden, branches and excessive grass cuttings are not much good for a quality compost. Most people will just stack it in the corner of the garden, or sneak it into landfill now. How about paying for the collection and submitting a claim for Ward Committee funding, far more sensible than some claims I can think of.
[quote][p][bold]selbyville[/bold] wrote: Genuine question. How did you all get rid of your green waste before Councils started collecting it a few years back? Fly tip it or dispose of it yourselves legally?[/p][/quote]If memory serves me correctly, it went in the weekly collected wheely bin and ended up in landfill, sometimes in the garden waste skip if visiting the tip with other items. CoYC has spent the last decade promoting recycling, however it now seems to be advocating a reversal as it is not a 'green' option to make a specific journey to the tip, and there is a limit to the type of material that can be usefully composted for the average garden, branches and excessive grass cuttings are not much good for a quality compost. Most people will just stack it in the corner of the garden, or sneak it into landfill now. How about paying for the collection and submitting a claim for Ward Committee funding, far more sensible than some claims I can think of. Mulgrave

9:45pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Torkie says...

yeah it used to go in black bags then in the bin when there was enough room.

I don't know why they're picking up green rubbish in winter, it not like people have loads to get rid of.

Fires should be banned in residential areas, my mum suffers with emphysema. They say passive smoking is bad but it's ok for the neighbors to completely envelope my house with toxic smoke ?
yeah it used to go in black bags then in the bin when there was enough room. I don't know why they're picking up green rubbish in winter, it not like people have loads to get rid of. Fires should be banned in residential areas, my mum suffers with emphysema. They say passive smoking is bad but it's ok for the neighbors to completely envelope my house with toxic smoke ? Torkie

12:04am Sun 24 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

bob the builder wrote:
binsysmith wrote:
I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.
... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.
Why should someone pay for a service they will never have applied to them ?
The council need to make savings or charge for services.
I'll be using the council tip, when required.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]binsysmith[/bold] wrote: I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.[/p][/quote]... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.[/p][/quote]Why should someone pay for a service they will never have applied to them ? The council need to make savings or charge for services. I'll be using the council tip, when required. neutral observer 2

8:55am Sun 24 Feb 13

Mulgrave says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
binsysmith wrote:
I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.
... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.
Why should someone pay for a service they will never have applied to them ?
The council need to make savings or charge for services.
I'll be using the council tip, when required.
Is this the council tip that others contribute to via their Council tax, but may never use from one years end to the next?
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]binsysmith[/bold] wrote: I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.[/p][/quote]... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.[/p][/quote]Why should someone pay for a service they will never have applied to them ? The council need to make savings or charge for services. I'll be using the council tip, when required.[/p][/quote]Is this the council tip that others contribute to via their Council tax, but may never use from one years end to the next? Mulgrave

10:33am Sun 24 Feb 13

TheTruthHurts says...

All mine is just going to end up in the river.
All mine is just going to end up in the river. TheTruthHurts

2:34pm Sun 24 Feb 13

yorkshirelad says...

This is simply the childish pettiness of local politics...huffing and puffing over absolutely nothing. Those of you getting sucked into this...can't you see you're being used as pawns in a political game?

Every council up and down the UK is under severe financial pressure. It's highly debatable that residents who either compost, don't produce green waste or who dispose of it legally in other ways should subsidise those who demand that a lorry turns up every couple of weeks to transport their grass clippings (incidentally I bet the same people who trundle out to garden centres to buy compost!).

Get real here. You just need to compost it or leave it in a little pile and nature does the work for you. If you choose to have a premium service, fine...but pay for it once it's been cut as a general service.

Those of you that whinge on about double payment need to realise that the service is being cut...end of!

What brazen hypocrisy from the Lib Dems who have supported the Tory cuts on ordinary people while being part of a government that cut taxes for millionaires. Somehow I don't think paying for the odd green bin collection is going to be worse than what they have done to all of us!
This is simply the childish pettiness of local politics...huffing and puffing over absolutely nothing. Those of you getting sucked into this...can't you see you're being used as pawns in a political game? Every council up and down the UK is under severe financial pressure. It's highly debatable that residents who either compost, don't produce green waste or who dispose of it legally in other ways should subsidise those who demand that a lorry turns up every couple of weeks to transport their grass clippings (incidentally I bet the same people who trundle out to garden centres to buy compost!). Get real here. You just need to compost it or leave it in a little pile and nature does the work for you. If you choose to have a premium service, fine...but pay for it once it's been cut as a general service. Those of you that whinge on about double payment need to realise that the service is being cut...end of! What brazen hypocrisy from the Lib Dems who have supported the Tory cuts on ordinary people while being part of a government that cut taxes for millionaires. Somehow I don't think paying for the odd green bin collection is going to be worse than what they have done to all of us! yorkshirelad

2:40pm Sun 24 Feb 13

yorkshirelad says...

By the way...is this the green Lib Dems supporting huge lorries trundling round neighbourhoods to collect grass clippings?

The same as the green Lib Dems that support 20mph zones nationally but not when they think they can score a few local points?

The same Lib Dems who were against raising tution fees when we voted...?

And finally, the same Lib Dems who purported to support the NHS at the last election but supported the Tory legislation that effectively destroys the NHS?

A party with decent principles but ones that it is clearly happy to ditch at a whim to jump on a bandwagon.

No wonder the young avoid anything political!
By the way...is this the green Lib Dems supporting huge lorries trundling round neighbourhoods to collect grass clippings? The same as the green Lib Dems that support 20mph zones nationally but not when they think they can score a few local points? The same Lib Dems who were against raising tution fees when we voted...? And finally, the same Lib Dems who purported to support the NHS at the last election but supported the Tory legislation that effectively destroys the NHS? A party with decent principles but ones that it is clearly happy to ditch at a whim to jump on a bandwagon. No wonder the young avoid anything political! yorkshirelad

5:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Mulgrave says...

yorkshirelad wrote:
This is simply the childish pettiness of local politics...huffing and puffing over absolutely nothing. Those of you getting sucked into this...can't you see you're being used as pawns in a political game?

Every council up and down the UK is under severe financial pressure. It's highly debatable that residents who either compost, don't produce green waste or who dispose of it legally in other ways should subsidise those who demand that a lorry turns up every couple of weeks to transport their grass clippings (incidentally I bet the same people who trundle out to garden centres to buy compost!).

Get real here. You just need to compost it or leave it in a little pile and nature does the work for you. If you choose to have a premium service, fine...but pay for it once it's been cut as a general service.

Those of you that whinge on about double payment need to realise that the service is being cut...end of!

What brazen hypocrisy from the Lib Dems who have supported the Tory cuts on ordinary people while being part of a government that cut taxes for millionaires. Somehow I don't think paying for the odd green bin collection is going to be worse than what they have done to all of us!
By the same token the tee total council tax payer who never has wine/beer bottles or cans and reads The Press online should not be paying for others to have their recycling collected.

I genuinely think this is a false economy by the council and will weaken the overall recycling effort, and if it is fine to take your own waste to the tip by car instead of communal collection because it suits the council, then it is fine to use the car whenever it suits the individual.

Houses with gardens are invariably worth more than those without (taking into account location) and therefore pay more Council tax, I cannot think of another Council service where the correlation between payment and use is so high.
It is also dubious to use the savings argument, as the Council are involved in several new and costly schemes of marginal benefit to the majority of residents, so it appears to be a case of cutting the recycling spend to fund, as one example, the arts.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: This is simply the childish pettiness of local politics...huffing and puffing over absolutely nothing. Those of you getting sucked into this...can't you see you're being used as pawns in a political game? Every council up and down the UK is under severe financial pressure. It's highly debatable that residents who either compost, don't produce green waste or who dispose of it legally in other ways should subsidise those who demand that a lorry turns up every couple of weeks to transport their grass clippings (incidentally I bet the same people who trundle out to garden centres to buy compost!). Get real here. You just need to compost it or leave it in a little pile and nature does the work for you. If you choose to have a premium service, fine...but pay for it once it's been cut as a general service. Those of you that whinge on about double payment need to realise that the service is being cut...end of! What brazen hypocrisy from the Lib Dems who have supported the Tory cuts on ordinary people while being part of a government that cut taxes for millionaires. Somehow I don't think paying for the odd green bin collection is going to be worse than what they have done to all of us![/p][/quote]By the same token the tee total council tax payer who never has wine/beer bottles or cans and reads The Press online should not be paying for others to have their recycling collected. I genuinely think this is a false economy by the council and will weaken the overall recycling effort, and if it is fine to take your own waste to the tip by car instead of communal collection because it suits the council, then it is fine to use the car whenever it suits the individual. Houses with gardens are invariably worth more than those without (taking into account location) and therefore pay more Council tax, I cannot think of another Council service where the correlation between payment and use is so high. It is also dubious to use the savings argument, as the Council are involved in several new and costly schemes of marginal benefit to the majority of residents, so it appears to be a case of cutting the recycling spend to fund, as one example, the arts. Mulgrave

6:13pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Even AndyD says...

yorkshirelad wrote:
This is simply the childish pettiness of local politics...huffing and puffing over absolutely nothing. Those of you getting sucked into this...can't you see you're being used as pawns in a political game?

Every council up and down the UK is under severe financial pressure. It's highly debatable that residents who either compost, don't produce green waste or who dispose of it legally in other ways should subsidise those who demand that a lorry turns up every couple of weeks to transport their grass clippings (incidentally I bet the same people who trundle out to garden centres to buy compost!).

Get real here. You just need to compost it or leave it in a little pile and nature does the work for you. If you choose to have a premium service, fine...but pay for it once it's been cut as a general service.

Those of you that whinge on about double payment need to realise that the service is being cut...end of!

What brazen hypocrisy from the Lib Dems who have supported the Tory cuts on ordinary people while being part of a government that cut taxes for millionaires. Somehow I don't think paying for the odd green bin collection is going to be worse than what they have done to all of us!
Common sense! You must be new here?
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: This is simply the childish pettiness of local politics...huffing and puffing over absolutely nothing. Those of you getting sucked into this...can't you see you're being used as pawns in a political game? Every council up and down the UK is under severe financial pressure. It's highly debatable that residents who either compost, don't produce green waste or who dispose of it legally in other ways should subsidise those who demand that a lorry turns up every couple of weeks to transport their grass clippings (incidentally I bet the same people who trundle out to garden centres to buy compost!). Get real here. You just need to compost it or leave it in a little pile and nature does the work for you. If you choose to have a premium service, fine...but pay for it once it's been cut as a general service. Those of you that whinge on about double payment need to realise that the service is being cut...end of! What brazen hypocrisy from the Lib Dems who have supported the Tory cuts on ordinary people while being part of a government that cut taxes for millionaires. Somehow I don't think paying for the odd green bin collection is going to be worse than what they have done to all of us![/p][/quote]Common sense! You must be new here? Even AndyD

6:16pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

1. How do I get to be consulted?

2. If they start charging, how soon will they remove my green bin, and who do I contact to arrange it?
1. How do I get to be consulted? 2. If they start charging, how soon will they remove my green bin, and who do I contact to arrange it? Sillybillies

6:35pm Sun 24 Feb 13

York Shire says...

yorkshirelad wrote:
By the way...is this the green Lib Dems supporting huge lorries trundling round neighbourhoods to collect grass clippings?

The same as the green Lib Dems that support 20mph zones nationally but not when they think they can score a few local points?

The same Lib Dems who were against raising tution fees when we voted...?

And finally, the same Lib Dems who purported to support the NHS at the last election but supported the Tory legislation that effectively destroys the NHS?

A party with decent principles but ones that it is clearly happy to ditch at a whim to jump on a bandwagon.

No wonder the young avoid anything political!
And under PMs Brown and Blair there was an illegal war, alleged human rights abuses, 40% tax for millionaires and a smashed economy. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: By the way...is this the green Lib Dems supporting huge lorries trundling round neighbourhoods to collect grass clippings? The same as the green Lib Dems that support 20mph zones nationally but not when they think they can score a few local points? The same Lib Dems who were against raising tution fees when we voted...? And finally, the same Lib Dems who purported to support the NHS at the last election but supported the Tory legislation that effectively destroys the NHS? A party with decent principles but ones that it is clearly happy to ditch at a whim to jump on a bandwagon. No wonder the young avoid anything political![/p][/quote]And under PMs Brown and Blair there was an illegal war, alleged human rights abuses, 40% tax for millionaires and a smashed economy. Cheers. York Shire

7:33pm Sun 24 Feb 13

CaroleBaines says...

A war backed by the Tories. An economy which has got worse under the Tories. Least we had a triple A rating under Labour, Osborne cannot even keep his golden egg. Shame on them wheeling Cable out to say soz. Bye bye Tories come 2015.
A war backed by the Tories. An economy which has got worse under the Tories. Least we had a triple A rating under Labour, Osborne cannot even keep his golden egg. Shame on them wheeling Cable out to say soz. Bye bye Tories come 2015. CaroleBaines

9:07pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Sillybillies wrote:
1. How do I get to be consulted? 2. If they start charging, how soon will they remove my green bin, and who do I contact to arrange it?
1. If it's up for consultation then: http://www.york.gov.
uk/consultation/

2. I emailed ycc@york.gov.uk and they came the same week to take it away.
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: 1. How do I get to be consulted? 2. If they start charging, how soon will they remove my green bin, and who do I contact to arrange it?[/p][/quote]1. If it's up for consultation then: http://www.york.gov. uk/consultation/ 2. I emailed ycc@york.gov.uk and they came the same week to take it away. Buzz Light-year

8:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

Mulgrave wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
binsysmith wrote:
I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.
... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.
Why should someone pay for a service they will never have applied to them ?
The council need to make savings or charge for services.
I'll be using the council tip, when required.
Is this the council tip that others contribute to via their Council tax, but may never use from one years end to the next?
Give me your address and i can dump all my waste in your property.
There is a cave spare in Afganistan for people like you.
[quote][p][bold]Mulgrave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]binsysmith[/bold] wrote: I would like to know how the council will correlate who has had there green bin emptied and how will they be be charged? Someone will have to record whose bins have been emptied.Will it be a bill through the letterbox or via the council tax? Sounds like a job creation scheme to me by York council.[/p][/quote]... everyone with a green bin will pay a standard yearly charge... whether the homes with two or three will pay per bin remains to be seen. It is basically a tax on wealth, if you have a big enough home to have a garden that you take care of, Labour determines that you are not poor and can be taxed thus. I predict a rise in fires.[/p][/quote]Why should someone pay for a service they will never have applied to them ? The council need to make savings or charge for services. I'll be using the council tip, when required.[/p][/quote]Is this the council tip that others contribute to via their Council tax, but may never use from one years end to the next?[/p][/quote]Give me your address and i can dump all my waste in your property. There is a cave spare in Afganistan for people like you. neutral observer 2

9:37am Mon 25 Feb 13

meme says...

I have a green bin but never used it as i only use recycling boxes
Council can have it back whenever they want but try to get them to collect it..Its a joke.They are the most inefficient shambles of an organisation I have ever dealt with
I have a green bin but never used it as i only use recycling boxes Council can have it back whenever they want but try to get them to collect it..Its a joke.They are the most inefficient shambles of an organisation I have ever dealt with meme

11:05am Mon 25 Feb 13

Mulgrave says...

3 scenarios for Hazel Court and Towthorpe tips for 2014.

1) CoYC checks their list of 'what other councils charge for' Result; charge to enter tip.

2) Poor take up of charged green waste collection and increased skip and labour costs at the tip. Result; charge to enter tip.

3) High take up of charged green waste collection, Councillor says ' Our survey says residents are happy to pay for waste disposal'. Result; charge to enter tip.
3 scenarios for Hazel Court and Towthorpe tips for 2014. 1) CoYC checks their list of 'what other councils charge for' Result; charge to enter tip. 2) Poor take up of charged green waste collection and increased skip and labour costs at the tip. Result; charge to enter tip. 3) High take up of charged green waste collection, Councillor says ' Our survey says residents are happy to pay for waste disposal'. Result; charge to enter tip. Mulgrave

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