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Consultation on waste services charges. This consultation closed on 3 March 2017 and the results are available to view.

This consultation ran from 20 January to 3 March 2017 and is now closed.

In common with councils across the country, we are facing significant financial challenges as central government strives to balance its budget and we must continue to take the difficult decisions needed to enable us to continue to deliver important services to our residents whilst delivering savings of £87m between 2010 and 2020. 

Significant changes have already been made to our waste management services over the past few years, including the change to alternate weekly collection, which have resulted in savings in excess of £500,000. As part of our ongoing work to ensure that our resources are used in the most efficient way we have reviewed the charges made for waste management services. The council has agreed that when we set charges we should ensure, where possible, that the charge covers the cost of delivering the service.

Who we consulted

We consulted residents, charities, care, residential and nursing home providers and all household residents who have used or will use the large item collection service.

We asked for your views on the proposed changes which cover the following service areas:

  • Tip permits for charitable organisations
  • Large item collections (furniture, domestic appliances etc)
  • Household bin swaps and replacements
  • Charging residential, care and nursing homes for waste and recycling collections


The results were analysed and the recommendations were approved by Cabinet on 3 November 2017. View the decision details.

Published: Friday, 20th January 2017