Charges frozen on Prestons brown bin collection for the year a head

The cost of having your brown bin collected in Preston looks set to be frozen for the year ahead.

Preston City Council introduced a £30 per household charge in April.

No change is being made to the cost of the green waste collections.

Since the charges came in during July last year a total of 18,639 properties have signed up to pay for their garden waste to be collected.

The city council offers an ‘early-bird’ discount for those signing up before 10 March this year, with a fiver off. Although this discount is not as much as last year, where the early bird fee was £20 for the partial year collection.

Anyone signing up after this date will be charged £30.

The city council said it has no ‘statutory duty’ to collect garden waste and was introducing the charge to cover a cutback in its central government grant, which is due to come to nothing in 2020.

You can apply for or renew your brown bin collection on the city council website.

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