Would you pay full cost of green waste service in East Lindsey?

There are just over three weeks left for residents to have their say on whether subcribers should pay the full cost of the Green Waste Service operated by East Lindsey District Council or it should remain subsidised.

The proposals have been out for consultation since July 21 and the deadline is August 29 at 5pm to submit responses.

Since 2014 the council has provided the fortnightly Green Waste Service all year around on a subscription basis, with those who use the service making a contribution to the service’s cost. Subscribers currently pay £25 per year – around £1 per collection.

At the present time the service has around 32,000 subscribers generating £800,000 per year. The service costs the council £1,246,000 to provide, meaning it is subsidised by £446,000 per year.

The council is seeking resident’s views on a number of proposals, including whether or not they believe the full cost of the service should be met by service users.

Residents can also put forward other proposals in respect of the service and savings ideas. Those wishing to have their say should visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/gw or complete a consultation form at their local Council Customer Service Centre.