Fylde’s green waste service charge increases for the first time in 5 years

Fylde’s green waste charge has been increased for the first time since it was introduced five years ago and is now open for subscriptions.

By Colin Ainscough
Monday, 28th February 2022, 7:53 am
Updated Monday, 28th February 2022, 7:56 am
Fylde’s green waste charge has been increased for the first time since it was introduced
Fylde’s green waste charge has been increased for the first time since it was introduced

Cost for the year 2022-23 will be £35 – a rise of £5.

The charge for the emptying of green bins was introduced by Fylde in 2017, initially at a reduced rate for a service which only covered part of the year, before the £30 charge for the full year was brought in for 2018-19.

The council says the increase is to cover rising operational costs.

Coun Roger Small, chairman of the Fylde Council’s operational management committee, said: “The increase to £35 per garden waste bin is necessary to ensure a high standard of service continues to be delivered.

“The service offers excellent value for money while helping achieve national targets to maximise recycling through our services.

“Garden waste recycling contributes 15 per cent to the Council’s overall recycling rate with 43 per cent of all household waste recycled, ranking Fylde Council among the top recyclers in the North West.

“We are proud of the praise the service receives.”

Subscription details at new.fylde.gov.uk/gardenwaste/