East Lindsey District Council considers charging for green waste collection

Charges may be imposed on green waste collections under proposals currently out for consultation.

East Lindsey District Council is asking local people for their views on the future of the service, with the view to helping achieve necessary savings of £2 million.

Council leader Coun Doreen Stephenson said: “We’re keen to understand the views of local people in relation to the green waste service as part of this consultation and we’d like as many people as possible to respond.

“The alternative options provide the opportunity for the community to take a view on the service and to inform the thinking of councillors.”

Green waste collections are said to cost the council around £800,000 a year - which forms part of its overall refuge collection budget, costing the equivalent of £55 per household.

Faced with central government imposed budget cuts, it is legally required to save a further £2 million from its budget in the 2014/15 financial year, while hoping to retain the lowest council tax rate in Lincolnshire.

Options included in the consultation include paying £15 for 12 collections between May and September or £22.50 for the full collection season.

Visit the website or your local customer service or leisure centre to take part before April 30.