Petition Against £30 Charge for Uplifting Brown Bins
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.