‘No charge for brown bins’

NILABE101124a2, cllr chris corbett

NILABE101124a2, cllr chris corbett

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The leader of Erewash Borough Council has denied reports that residents will be asked to pay for brown bin collections.

Rumours had suggested people would be asked to pay £40 for the bins, which are used for garden waste, were set to be introduced.

Cllr Chris Corbett said: “There are no plans whatsoever to introduce charges for recycling, we want to encourage residents to recycle and bringing in such a charge would have the opposite effect.

“This has all come about because of a Derbyshire County Council consultation which asked residents in the whole of Derbyshire if they would pay for grass collection by the Council.

“The rumours gained credence because of the recent decision by Derby City Council to introduce this charge.”

Meanwhile dates for the last brown bin collections have been announced by Erewash Borough Council.

The last rounds for garden waste in Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Stanley, Stanley Common, Stanton by Dale and West Hallam will start in the week beginning November 25. For the rest of the borough the last collection will be in the week beginning December 2.

When the garden waste collections end, residents can use their brown bins for their recyclable waste and put it out for collection until next March.