Some Dundee residents have been left outraged by the council’s planned collection fees for garden waste.
Households across the city received a letter this weekend which laid out the council’s new plans.
The scheme, which will be put in place in March 2020, requires households to purchase a £35 permit to have their garden waste collected.
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One unhappy citizen told the Tele: “Folks just aren’t going to recycle now. I know I won’t, it’s all just going in the black bin.”
However, another resident said: “It’s £2.91 a month, less than a Starbucks. I’m happy paying it to keep libraries open, schools running and social workers in jobs. Let’s all get a bit of perspective.”
Neighbourhood resources convener Anne Rendall said: “The charges will entitle residents to about 20 fortnightly uplifts from March to November which works out at £1.75 per collection.”
Residents can still dispose of garden waste free of charge at recycling centres at Riverside and Baldovie.
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