Garden Waste

Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Reference
2018042727000225
Category
Request Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Response Date
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Question

Do you charge residents to dispose of garden waste as part of the regular (weekly/fortnightly/monthly) doorstep collection of household waste and recyclables?
 
If you do currently have a charge:
1) How many households subscribe to this service, and what proportion of all households does this represent?
 
2) How much revenue did the charge generate in financial years:
a. 2014/5
b. 2015/6
c. 2016/7
 
3) Is there currently a plan to increase or decrease the charge over the next three years (for example, in line with inflation, or if the introduction of a charge has been staggered)?
 
If you do not currently have a charge:
4) Is the council implementing such a charge in the next 24 months?
 
5) Please release any plans, proposals, impact assessments or other documents detailing the discussion of options relating to the imposition of a charge on the collection of garden waste.

Answer

Do you charge residents to dispose of garden waste as part of the regular (weekly/fortnightly/monthly) doorstep collection of household waste and recyclables? - – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar offer a free fortnightly Organic (food & garden) waste collection to every householder in Lewis & Harris using a 240litre wheeled bin. Householders in Uist & Barra do not have access to this service.
 
If you do currently have a charge:
1) How many households subscribe to this service, and what proportion of all households does this represent? – N/A
 
2) How much revenue did the charge generate in financial years:
a. 2014/5 – N/A
b. 2015/6 – N/A
c. 2016/7 – N/A
 
3) Is there currently a plan to increase or decrease the charge over the next three years (for example, in line with inflation, or if the introduction of a charge has been staggered)? – N/A
 
If you do not currently have a charge:
4) Is the council implementing such a charge in the next 24 months? – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are not currently considering implementing any charges relating to the collection of garden waste within the next 24 months.
 
5) Please release any plans, proposals, impact assessments or other documents detailing the discussion of options relating to the imposition of a charge on the collection of garden waste. – N/A