Cotswold District Council will debate motion to retain garden waste service during winter

Cotswold District Council Press Release date: 21 February 2019

Cotswold District Council’s Council will be discussing a motion on 26 February which calls for kerbside garden waste collections to continue during the winter.  The planned switch from weekly to fortnightly collections, with effect from late autumn 2019, will go ahead but will be reviewed before the end of the 2019/20 annual licence period.

Councillors agreed late last year to suspend garden waste collections for a three month period during the winter, and supported the move from weekly to fortnightly collections.  At that time the Council said it would consider reducing the cost of the service to offset the changes.

However, the motion calls for the garden waste licence fee to continue at £30 for 2019/20 in return for a continuation of collections all year round, albeit on a fortnightly basis.  The whole arrangement would then be reviewed during March 2020.

There has been a lot of debate in public about the proposed changes to the waste service. The key points are included in this press release which can be viewed on the Cotswold District Council’s website here

National Update

On 18 February the Government set out plans for a major overhaul of the country’s waste system and the above press release also outlines the Government’s commitments and proposals in a National Update.

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