Requests and responses by category
Requested Mon 30 April 2018
Responded Wed 02 May 2018I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information: Do you charge residents to dispose of garden waste as part of the regular (weekly/fortnightly/monthly) doorstep collection of household waste and recyclables? If you do currently have a charge: 1) How many households subscribe to this service, and what proportion of all households does this represent? 2) How much revenue did the charge generate in financial years: a. 2014/5 b. 2015/6 c. 2016/7 3) Is there currently a plan to increase or decrease the charge over the next three years (for example, in line with inflation, or if the introduction of a charge has been staggered)? If you do not currently have a charge: 4) Is the council implementing such a charge in the next 24 months? 5) Please release any plans, proposals, impact assessments or other documents detailing the discussion of options relating to the imposition of a charge on the collection of garden waste.
Hastings Borough Council has run a Garden Waste scheme since 2009, our bins are 240 litre brown bins and are collected fortnightly.
Q1 - 6000, there are roughly 44,000 properties in borough
Q2 - The Scheme started in 2009 at a cost of £35
a. 2014/5 5040 customers at £40
b. 2015/6 5600 customers at £45
c. 2016/7 6000 customers at £50
Q3 - Currently no increase has been discussed for 2019.
As of 1st April 2018 increased to £60
As of 1st April 2017 increased to £55
As of 1st April 2016 increased to £50
Q4 - N/A
Q5 - N/A
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