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SAY NO TO THE TORY GREEN BIN TAX

April 2, 2018 10:39 PM
Originally published by Newbury & West Berkshire Liberal Democrats

SAY 'NO' TO THE TORY GREEN BIN TAX

From July the Conservative-run Council will charge you £50 to have your Green Bin emptied.

The Liberal Democrats do not accept the Green bin tax. As the only Opposition Party at West Berkshire we have led the fight and voted against it being introduced.

green recycle binNot only have the Conservative run council hit us with a near 6% percent rise in Council Tax, but now we are being charged another £50 on top to have our green bins emptied.

Many residents are telling us that they simply saying can't afford to pay the extra so it won't even help the Council in raising the extra £1m from taxpayers that they hoped for.

We are concerned about the impact this will have on the environment. We need to make it as easy as possible to recycle and introducing this charge is the exact opposite.

It is short sighted and will do more harm in the long term.

We are lucky to live in a beautiful area of the Country and the Council should be doing all it can to help protect our environment. It shouldn't be discouraging recycling by making us pay an additional charge to do the right thing for our community and our children.

Support our campaign to make recycling a right and not a choice.