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Preston brown bin collection charge frozen for the year ahead

Posted on - 22nd January, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston Council
Food waste can currently go in brown bins alongside garden waste

Food waste can currently go in brown bins alongside garden waste

The cost of having your brown bin collected in Preston looks set to be frozen for the year ahead.

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Preston City Council introduced a £30 per household charge in April.

No change is being made to the cost of the green waste collections.

Since the charges came in during July last year a total of 18,639 properties have signed up to pay for their garden waste to be collected.

The city council offers an ‘early-bird’ discount for those signing up before 10 March this year, with a fiver off. Although this discount is not as much as last year, where the early bird fee was £20 for the partial year collection.

Anyone signing up after this date will be charged £30.

The city council said it has no ‘statutory duty’ to collect garden waste and was introducing the charge to cover a cutback in its central government grant, which is due to come to nothing in 2020.

You can apply for or renew your brown bin collection on the city council website.

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