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'Fees could lead to more fly-tipping' warns Barnoldswick councillor
11:49am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
Councillors have warned there could be an increase in fly-tipping if proposals to charge for some waste and recycling services are introduced in West Craven.
Proposals to bring in charges for garden waste collection, bulky household waste collections and replacement wheelie bins could end up causing more problems than they solve, say members of Pendle’s Liberal Democrat group.
Barnoldswick councillor David Whipp said: “Charging for bulky household waste collection could lead to fly-tipping and the costs of clearing that up could offset any savings that are made. This could lead to rubbish strewn streets.
“Many people see refuse collection as one of the only services that they get from the council.”
The proposals were discussed at Thursday’s executive meeting and councillors are due to make a final decision at a full Pendle Council meeting at Nelson Town Hall tonight.
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