Decision details

Garden Waste Service for 2020/21

Decision Maker: Finance and Operations Portfolio

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED that the Portfolio Holder:

i.       Receives the report

ii.      Approves the garden waste pricing structure for 2020/21, specifically:

a.     An annual charge of £38 per licensed bin or £38 per property for a sack collection.

b.     A £20 administration charge for a new brown bin.

c.     A £20 charge for seven rolls of 10 garden waste sacks if required

iii.    Approves the removal of the credit card style licence to be replaced with a bin sticker.


Reasons for the decision:

Garden waste collection is a non-statutory service funded through licence subscriptions and recycling credits.  North Yorkshire County Council has significantly reduced its financial support for the scheme through a reduction in the payment of recycling credits.  In order to protect the service and ensure its continued provision consideration must be given to increase the subscription (opt-in) charge to deliver a balanced budget.


Report author: Mr Paul Thompson

Publication date: 05/12/2019

Date of decision: 05/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2019 - Finance and Operations Portfolio

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