You can’t charge some double and not others

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I am absolutely incensed about SKDC’s plans to introduce a £25 charge for emptying green bins.

I applaud them for trying to keep council tax charges down, but I think this is grossly unfair.

Their argument is that this is an optional service and needs to be paid for by those that use it.

I would agree with that, if we weren’t already paying for it.

The vast majority of users of this service will be living in larger houses where there is a demand for green bins with larger gardens.

This is reflected in their current council tax by the banding system - with those folks living in larger properties paying significantly more than those living in terraced houses, for example.

This is effectively charging certain households twice for a service for which others pay only once.

Paul Davidson

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