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Sign up for Garden Waste collection - brown bin service no longer free from 5/10/18
membershipPostJune 22, 2018, 15:47
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From the Council website : http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/gardenwaste

"We’ll be writing to residents on 25 June with more information about the new garden waste service and how to recycle in Edinburgh.

Garden waste collections
We are introducing an annual £25 fee to collect brown garden waste bins. The new service will run fortnightly throughout the year, instead of once every three weeks

The current free garden waste service will stop on 5 October 2018

If you want to continue receiving garden waste collections after this date you will need to register and pay to receive it by 22 July

The new garden waste service will begin from 8 October.

Why we're charging for garden waste collections
Our costs are increasing and more people are using our services, whilst our income is reducing. The £25 per year charge was agreed by the Council at a meeting in February and it is estimated it will save £1.3 million each year and allow us to provide a more frequent service
As garden waste collection is not a statutory service, and with reducing budgets and increasing costs, we can no longer afford to provide the service for free
Over 40% of Councils in the UK charge for a garden waste collection and some have stopped the service altogether
The £25 charge is lower than many other Councils and works out at less than 50p per week."

membershipPostJune 28, 2018, 18:40
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Apparently this is where you register, if you aren't already.

https://signin.mygovscot.org/home/

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Council allowing over-counter payment now :

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/council-u-turn-on-how-residents-can-pay-bin-charge-1-4767545

membershipPostJuly 12, 2018, 10:43
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However - look out for scammers : https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/conmen-target-elderly-residents-in-edinburgh-garden-tax-scam-1-4766944

membershipPostJuly 21, 2018, 11:19
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Fresh calls to bin garden tax as sign-ups fail to hit target

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/fresh-calls-to-bin-garden-tax-as-sign-ups-fail-to-hit-target-1-4772049

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