Would you pay to have your green wheelie bin collected?

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Could charges be introduced in the future for green wheelie bin collections?

At the moment garden waste is collected for free once a fortnight.

Now East Lindsey District Council is asking people for their views on the future of green waste collections.

‘Alternative options’ are being put in a consultation that remains open until April 30.

ELDC says it faces ‘significant financial challenge due to reduced Government funding and cost pressures associated with providing services, such as waste collections, which cost £55 per household per year. ‘

In 2014/15, the council needs to save a further £2m in running costs to be able to set a balanced budget, as is legally required.

Visit the council’s website – www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/consultation - to have your say.

Leader of the Council, 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.”

What do YOU think? Would you be willing to pay for your green wheelie bin collection?

Email your views to charles.ladbrook@jpress.co.uk