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REFUSE RAGE: Stanmore residents left frustrated over garden waste collection changes

 Published on: 18th January 2023   |   By: Jacob Collick   |   Category: Uncategorized

Stanmore residents have criticised Harrow Council’s decision to stop offering half-year subscriptions for garden waste collection services.

On January 5, the council sent out an email stating that residents will no longer have the option of paying £45 for collection over the summer months. Instead, they will have to pay an annual subscription of £65 for one bin, with an additional £50 per bin.

The email states: “From April, we will no longer be offering the summer service – this is to help make your experience better and to ensure we deliver a quality service.”

One resident told StanmoreNews: “It’s disgusting Harrow Council are doing this especially with the inevitable increase in Council Tax in April.

“We don’t have any garden waste over the winter months, so don’t see why we have to pay. This just adds on to the ULEZ charge as well, all impacting struggling families.”

A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “By making this change, we can offer residents a less complex and more reliable garden waste service, compared with running separate summer and annual subscriptions. The new single annual service – at a reduced cost of £65 (£10 cheaper than the previous annual cost) – will provide a better quality service and value for money for our residents.”

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