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LB L Garden Waste Collection Service 2022/23 Price Increase
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samuelsen


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Post: #1
04-04-2022 04:58 PM

The cost of the annual garden waste charge by Lewisham Council has been very quietly ThumbdownCryingBlush increased to £85, up 6.25%. Anyway Possible to grab more money from residents for the same service.

This post was last modified: 04-04-2022 05:01 PM by samuelsen.

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jgdoherty


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09-04-2022 10:45 PM

Re-instated post after server change.

NOT that I am dobbing anyone in - but brown bin share is an effective way of controlling costs efficiently.

Two households sharing halves the cost, three... etc.

A little co-operation is all and occasional weeks when you accept the bin is full and there may be a little holdover until the following week.

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Snazy


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25-04-2022 10:10 PM

By all accounts one of the most expensive local authority garden waste collection services in London

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samuelsen


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25-04-2022 11:02 PM

This post was last modified: 25-04-2022 11:07 PM by samuelsen.

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samuelsen


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25-04-2022 11:15 PM

Lewisham increased the cost for 2022/2023 by 6.25% to £85 a year.

They further forgot to tell residents that the weekly garden waste collection and that for food waste are now collected separately and taken to different end destinations.
That means the round is done twice, taking twice as long, using twice as much fuel (so much for being a climate conscious borough) and probably costing twice as much. Some smart bod in an office no doubt came up with this ruse and is happily tapping themselves on the back. That's how the current Administration waste precious council tax resources.

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Beige


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26-04-2022 01:21 AM

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They further forgot to tell residents that the weekly garden waste collection and that for food waste are now collected separately and taken to different end destinations.


How do you know this? I saw a refuse collection person putting food waste into as brown bin just 2 weeks ago (but they could have been using the brown bin only for food waste).

Anyway, if they send the waste to different places then it could be that they are sending the food waste for anaerobic digestion, which would be much better than just composting it along with garden waste. I'm guessing they didn't tell anyone they are NOT mixing then anymore because they never actually told people they WERE mixing them, and they didn't do this because they hoped to keep the waste separate because they planned to begin sending the food waste for anaerobic digestion.

Edit:
Good work Lewisham council Wink
https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/lo...ower-homes

This post was last modified: 26-04-2022 01:25 AM by Beige.

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