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Green Charging Scheme gets final go ahead

209A scheme to introduce charges for the collection of green waste in Hambleton has been given the final go ahead.

Members of the District Council’s Full Council yesterday (July 19) ratified a recommendation from their Cabinet to bring in charges from April 2017 to help meet the council’s £1miliion saving target.

It also brings the council in line with most of it counterparts – five of the seven authorities in North Yorkshire already charge. Charges – which will be on an annual voluntary subscription – will be set in September.

The council introduced a free garden waste collection service 12 years ago as part of a national government drive to boost recycling rates. Since then compulsory targets have been removed – and there is increased pressure on local authority budgets to sustain core services. It has led to a trend across the country to charge for green waste collections – a non-mandatory service.

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