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Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: Beethoven] #1036339
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Originally Posted by Beethoven
Where do the Council take the contents of the brown bins? Do they make any money out of it?


Merseyside have two main composting sites for public waste one of which is Bidston, I presume the other is at Gillmoss now.

A bit more presuming is that it is fast-composted which means methane production will be minimal so the only product will be compost. I'd imagine much of the compost will go for council uses and will offset the cost of the use of the facility.

At one time this composting was done at Warren's nursery, Thingwall and you used to be able buy it, or sometimes it was free but times have moved on since then.


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Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036340
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Thanks for that D.D.

Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: Beethoven] #1036570
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The Council say no more than it is contracted to an authorised composter. What they don't say is that one used to be able to obtain free bags of compost from the Council: bet you can't now, just go to a Garden centre and buy it, cost added to the new cost of the bin.
Are'nt the Council obliged to take out rubbish anyway?

Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036603
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I knew the reasonable introductory price for garden waste would not last. I ditched the brown bin and bought a composter when they introdced the charges. Its enough to take care of the years grass cuttings and few extra bits. I only have to go to the tip once a year when I cut back the summer growth.

Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036707
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Granny, have you had a letter from the council? I have not had a letter or an email and nor has my neighbour but the current ones only run to end of May, perhaps the council are saving money on postage!

Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: Salmon] #1036708
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Good morning Salmon. No, I have not had a letter from them, only a reminder, by email.

Which is another point. If we paid online we used to get a 5 reduction, but this time, there is no mention of that either.

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Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036716
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Interesting as I have had no email either. I always pay online . Thanks Granny , as you say no suggestion of an online discount either.

Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: Salmon] #1036720
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Salmon, my email came through into my 'promotions' box. Don't know why, but you may find yours there or somewhere else. (even Spam)

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Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036747
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Thanks, Granny, I have looked all over and found nothing so I went on line and renewed it. I must admit I get a lot of stuff into spam which I just delete without looking so maybe it did come in there.


Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036827
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Looking at various Councils throughout the country, some charge ,some don't . Some charge less ,some charge a bit more, like one borough in London where it has just been introduced at 50.

Some collections are every week as in Stockport (and at the same time free), Northumberland, parts of Wales and East Yorkshire are free for collections. Some authorities charge for a second bin to be emptied where the first is free.

St. Helen's are only just beginning to charge for this service at 35.

Less people seem to be happy to pay for the service but at the same time in other areas, it's seems the increase of dumping garden waste on street corners and parks has increased.

Strange that Wirral Council, which at one time had the fourth highest council tax in the country, (Liverpool being the top of the list) at the same time has been one of the first to introduce this revenue grabbing service.

Begs the question, what does or has Wirral actually spent it's money on over the years ? No wonder funding has been cut more to some councils than others, ours were way OTT in the first place.

I know where my money goes, one week of my pension now goes on my band D council tax because I've been told I'm not eligible for 25% discount.

we pay more Council Tax in Wirral than many other places, including the London borough of Barnet ...about 200 a year cheaper.
D 68,001 - 88,000 1,154.70 280.02 1,434.72


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Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036830
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Just looking at Barns in the borough of Richmond . A place known for it's swimming pools of the rich and famous.

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68,001 to 88,000 .

Richmond Council Tax 1,358.52
Greater London Authority 280.02
Total 1,638.54 (just about the same as Wirral)

Just to put the icing on the cake.
D Westminster City Council 408.12
Greater London Authority 280.02
Total 688.14

However, Westminster has always been the cheapest in the land

Chester.. Band D 1379

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Re: Garden Waste Bins [Re: granny] #1036832
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I think somewhere on wiki someone posted that when the charge for garden waste bins was first introduced, a new position in charge of the garden waste bin collections was appointed by the council with a wage of 30,000?

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I can well believe that Derek. A degree in something or other needed. raftl

Who did all these types of jobs before kids went to University in droves ?


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