Possible Charges For Green Waste

3 September 2014, 12:23 | Updated: 4 September 2014, 13:45

Anyone with a garden in the Wiltshire Council area is getting extra time to comment on ideas to pay for green waste collections, or suspend them for part of the year.

The local authority has extended its consultation deadline to October 1st to allow people ,who have been away on their summer holidays, to get their views in. 

It wants to know our thoughts on three proposals:


1. To charge for garden waste kerbside collections

2. To suspend the current free service for five months during the year (November to March)

3. To suspend the current free service for three months in the year (December to February)


The council says the poll on kerbside green waste collections has been its most successful consultation ever run, as more than 11,000 people have already shared their opinions. 

Toby Sturgis, Cabinet Member for Waste Management, said: 

"The council faces significant financial pressures with reduced funding from central government, increased service demand and inflation, and these pressures are likely to increase. 

''We need to consider all possible savings to help the council deliver its priorities.'' 

Currently, Wiltshire Council does not charge for its fortnightly kerbside garden waste collections, which residents have to sign up to. 

To take part in the consultation, click the link above right.