Petition Against £30 Charge for Uplifting Brown Bins

Diane Wilkinson
Diane Wilkinson 537 Comments
1,153 Signatures Goal: 1,000

We the undersigned disagree wholeheartedly with the decision of the Highland Council to charge £30 per year for the uplifting of brown garden waste bins. We believe that this charge will result in a dramatic increase in Fly-tipping and will unfairly discriminate against those on low incomes who will struggle to afford this, given the 1% increase in council rents and the 3% increase in Council Tax across the Highland Council Area.

According to Shelter Scotland, council tax is a "tax on domestic property collected by your local council. The council use it to pay for local services such as schools, rubbish collection, roads and street lighting"

Therefore the charge is ill thought out and unfair and Highland Council's plans to levy this should be scrapped immediately.

  • Bill maclean
    Bill maclean United Kingdom, Inverness
    Jun 07, 2017
    Jun 07, 2017
    HC argue not everyone enjoys bb collections. There are many things not enjoyed in different parts of the region I.e. Car parking charges. Invernessians pay through the nose to park around the city or even on residential streets outside their homes! Maybe time for the tail to stop wagging the dog and for The city to go it alone as a separate entity?
  • Jean MacNair
    Jean MacNair United Kingdom, Aberdeen
    Jun 04, 2017
    Jun 04, 2017
    The greatest impact will be felt by those who already struggle to afford Council Tax charges. We all pay more and services get reduced. Where's the fairness in that!
  • James jamieson
    James jamieson United Kingdom, Aberdeen
    Jun 02, 2017
    Jun 02, 2017
    Petty
  • Linda Stuart
    Linda Stuart United Kingdom, Nairn
    Jun 01, 2017
    Jun 01, 2017
    I think the cost for this is far too high and think this will highly increase fly tipping
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