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No Extra Garden Waste Collection in York - City Council

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1:25pm 5th November 2013

There won't be an extra collection of garden waste in York this month.

Opposition Liberal Democrat and Independent councillors were calling for a one off collection because leaves haven't all fallen off trees yet, due to the mild autumn.

But the city council says it can't provide an extra collection as it would be too costly and confusing.

Head of Waste Geoff Derham said in an e-mail to Independent Councillor Mark Warters:

"We will not be providing any additional city wide garden waste collections as per your request.  The annual calendar was sent to residents in late August this year and any change to that would have to be communicated with all residents again.  This is both costly for us and confusing for residents.  The cost of providing a one off city wide service, and associated publicity, would be significant and there is no budget to provide such a service."

It comes after York Council ditched garden waste collections between November and March, a change the city council says was supported by 71.2 per cent of all residents in the consultation and equally by 61.5 per cent of residents who currently use the winter service and will help the authority make a cost savings of £67,000 per year.

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