Plans To Charge To Take Garden Waste Dropped

Controversial plans by a Dorset council to start charging to collect garden waste have been scrapped.

Poole Borough Council had wanted to charge £31 a year for the service to help raise extra cash, but the idea was rejected at a meeting.

Instead the council will look into other changes to recycling services.

Shaun Robson, Head of Environmental and Consumer Protection Services said:

“We cannot afford to extend this scheme across the borough without introducing a charge. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee decided to recommend to Full Council that the introduction of a charge be refused. Members recommended the introduction of a policy to exclude green waste from black bins across the borough and both recommendations will be debated by Members on 27 September.”

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Emma Bunton

5pm - 7pm

Email the show

Emma Bunton

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Dorset

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter