Deadline looms for green bin payment in Pendle

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Deadline looms for green bin payment in Pendle Deadline looms for green bin payment in Pendle

PENDLE residents have until June 15 to pay the controversial new garden waste subscription.

The borough’s 26,000 households will have to pay £25 per year if they want to have their green bins collected by the council from June 30.

David Walker, Pendle Council’s waste services manager, said: “Time’s running out to pay if you want your collections to continue as normal from Monday 30 June, when the new scheme comes into operation.

“The easiest and quickest way to pay the garden waste subscription charge is online at www.pendle.gov.uk/ gardenwaste.

“Payments can also be made in person at Number One Market Street in Nelson and Barnoldswick Council Shop, or over the phone through our contact centre operators by calling 01282 661743.”

Once the subscription service begins on June 30, there will be no changes to the collections themselves - they will still be fortnightly and on the same day as normal.

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11:57am Tue 3 Jun 14

trajan says...

What no one has said is how many £25 payments are needed to continue this service if there are not enough people paying will they cancel the service altogether and will those who payed get a refund if they do.
What no one has said is how many £25 payments are needed to continue this service if there are not enough people paying will they cancel the service altogether and will those who payed get a refund if they do. trajan
  • Score: 17

2:16pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bluelizzy says...

All that garden waste will now end up in the grey and brown bins from now then.
All that garden waste will now end up in the grey and brown bins from now then. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 20

3:55pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pendlegirl says...

Robbing baskets, I refuse to pay on principal and can tell our MP whom I emailed that that's one less Conservative vote at the next election!
Robbing baskets, I refuse to pay on principal and can tell our MP whom I emailed that that's one less Conservative vote at the next election! pendlegirl
  • Score: 13

6:11pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Primus622 says...

Dump it on the town hall doorstep.....
Dump it on the town hall doorstep..... Primus622
  • Score: 14

8:50pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Old age pensioner says...

Could be the thin end of the wedge, if this council gets away with it watch others follow, just put it in the Grey bin end off, or watch the lay-byes fill up again with garden waste!!!!!
Could be the thin end of the wedge, if this council gets away with it watch others follow, just put it in the Grey bin end off, or watch the lay-byes fill up again with garden waste!!!!! Old age pensioner
  • Score: 8

9:18pm Tue 3 Jun 14

phil kernot says...

Get it in the grey bin , say no to green taxes
Get it in the grey bin , say no to green taxes phil kernot
  • Score: 9

9:59pm Tue 3 Jun 14

jenkinsroy says...

They can take my green bin away I will not pay anymore
I do not use my bin now.
I JUST SPREAD MY CUTTING ALL OVER MY GARDEN
JUST LIKE THE COUNCIL MEN DO WHEN THEY CUT THE GRASS
IN OUR HOUSING AREA.
This is money for the government nothing to do with council not being
able to keep the services.
It is all going to the government has they told all council
the pot is empty and they need all the money all council can save or
make stupid new scheme to get money of us all .
They then must send it back to the government to help with there
miss management of our taxpayer money .
They can take my green bin away I will not pay anymore I do not use my bin now. I JUST SPREAD MY CUTTING ALL OVER MY GARDEN JUST LIKE THE COUNCIL MEN DO WHEN THEY CUT THE GRASS IN OUR HOUSING AREA. This is money for the government nothing to do with council not being able to keep the services. It is all going to the government has they told all council the pot is empty and they need all the money all council can save or make stupid new scheme to get money of us all . They then must send it back to the government to help with there miss management of our taxpayer money . jenkinsroy
  • Score: 7

9:07am Wed 4 Jun 14

Rose Rouge says...

Is there any news of the take up rate to date?

I would guess that it is less than 1 in 4 households.

I will refuse to pay on principle - we managed fine before garden waste bins existed and will manage perfectly well after June 30th, using the grey bin if necessary.
Is there any news of the take up rate to date? I would guess that it is less than 1 in 4 households. I will refuse to pay on principle - we managed fine before garden waste bins existed and will manage perfectly well after June 30th, using the grey bin if necessary. Rose Rouge
  • Score: 5

10:39am Wed 4 Jun 14

vicn1956 says...

Lots of furtive night-time dumping of green waste to come.
Don't we pay enough taxes?
Lots of furtive night-time dumping of green waste to come. Don't we pay enough taxes? vicn1956
  • Score: 4

11:23pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Snowy-D says...

Just an other way for corrupt councillor to line there pockets with cash . They'll be charging for emptying the grey bins next .
Just an other way for corrupt councillor to line there pockets with cash . They'll be charging for emptying the grey bins next . Snowy-D
  • Score: 0

12:07am Thu 5 Jun 14

retsofad says...

Thin edge of the wedge this green bin tax. don't the people in houses with large gardens pay more council tax than people in terrace houses???? or is this another back door move by the council to charge to empty ALL OUR WASTE BINS????
if the council want to save money stop paying the councillors the £3,000 a year retainer at a stroke it would save £147,000 per year
Thin edge of the wedge this green bin tax. don't the people in houses with large gardens pay more council tax than people in terrace houses???? or is this another back door move by the council to charge to empty ALL OUR WASTE BINS???? if the council want to save money stop paying the councillors the £3,000 a year retainer at a stroke it would save £147,000 per year retsofad
  • Score: 1

4:05pm Thu 12 Jun 14

beeelaine says...

It wont save money. Most people will put it in their household waste and it will still be collected but then the landfill will weigh so much more during the summer when grass is cut, then in autumn and winter while people get rid of piles of leaves. OK some of it wont go in landfill, it will get burnt in gardens (bye bye nice fresh air of Colne) and then you have all the autumn leaves that will just end up clogging the drains eventually because people wont sweep them up off the streets when the council wont collect them anymore.
It wont save money. Most people will put it in their household waste and it will still be collected but then the landfill will weigh so much more during the summer when grass is cut, then in autumn and winter while people get rid of piles of leaves. OK some of it wont go in landfill, it will get burnt in gardens (bye bye nice fresh air of Colne) and then you have all the autumn leaves that will just end up clogging the drains eventually because people wont sweep them up off the streets when the council wont collect them anymore. beeelaine
  • Score: 1

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