Payment instalments option for brown bins is rejected by council

RESIDENTS requiring the disposal of garden waste are being asked to sign up for a new refuge collection service.

Boston Borough Council has given the green light for the new service, which will see a ban on garden waste being put in the residual green wheelie bins.

Instead, people who require the disposal of garden waste will be asked to sign up to the scheme and pay £20 for a 240-litre brown bin.

The option of payment instalments for poorer households was rejected by the council for being uneconomical. It was agreed that the costs of administering invoices and chasing missed payments would put the price of the bins up, which the council said it had tried to keep to a minimum.

At Wednesday’s cabinet meeting it was noted that the average charge across the country for such a scheme is £26.

The brown bins will be collected on a fortnightly basis, 16 times a year, during the main growing season from March to October.

The current Saturday garden waste collection system will start on April 14, as normal until the new service begins. The garden waste collection service is expected to be introduced at the start of July.

Details about how to sign up for the service will be released shortly.