Spangles - Only 3 trees, I have 5 trees on 2 sides of my garden in Moss Park, Stretford. I usually fill my green bin EVERY week from August to November.
I thought the green bin collection was all about recycling. However, if Trafford are unable to recycle green bin contents when containing leaves from polluted roadside trees, then what are we paying for? Perhaps we need a separate bin for all the autumn leaves from street trees, of which we have three outside our property.
I have paid my council tax, I believe I have already paid for the green bin to be emptied. Imagine walking out of Sainsburys after paying for a trolly full of stuff only to be stopped a the door and asked to pay for several of the items inside again.
Herb. Thanks for the notifications about the bins. Strangley enough not all people have computer or similar to view such posts so never get to see them.
We have just moved to the Yorkshire Dales where everything is done by Email and mobile. Try registering somewhere here and they always ask for a mobile number, which useless because here we cannot get any signals atall. It's the norm to expect we all have the technology to hand, but that's not always the case.
I don't need a green bin here anyway as the sheep get the green stuff, LOL
ePetition - Scrap the Green Bin Tax LINK
The Green Bin Tax e petition has been publicised on the Facebook forum sites of M41'ers, Stretford M32, Sale & Hale & Altrincham. I have tried to put it on here but 'copy& paste' don't work like other sites.
All those against should sign the e-petition on the Trafford MBC website. Unfortunately this has not been widely publicised.
The people I pity are those who live in a terraced house with a very small garden at the front and a small yard at the back. They are likely to have a hedge that needs cutting, but they don't have the space for a compost bin or any end use for the compost. Perhaps what will happen is that several householders will pay for and share a single green bin, on a rota basis.
There seem to be two perspectives on this.
Council tax is paid based on the value of your property. Generally a house with a garden will pay more council tax so why should they pay twice for a garden waste collection.
For people without a garden, why should they subsidise those who have a garden. Shouldn't they make their own arrangements.
I have now got a Green BIn Tax e petition on Traffords website
I use a leaf rake and move the leaves onto my borders.
Over the winter I see various birds,Blackbird, Robin etc turning over the leaves to access any insects underneath. come early summer all the leaves have gone, either decomposed or taken into the soil by worms.
Leaves are free food for your garden to see it through the winter. Can't understand why so many people whinge about leaves when they drop every year. People seem more concerned with leaves than litter. Just "leave" them alone and stop worrying - they will decompose and disappear.
Will I be able to charge the council for my time in removing leaves from the foot path from the tree outside my house as there has been no leaf cleaners in my area and as I place the leaves in the green bin for them to remove
As reported in the press of a charge to empty the said green bin is proposed
And as dog walker where ever you go in Urmston I don't think any leaf removal has been carried out this year I have not visited any of the southern towns of the borough but have there leaves been swept up ???
Absolute disgrace. I am not paying it , when will it stop .
What next , charging for recyling ?
Well, they do have the manage their budget so if we want to give the council as little as possible because we hate the public sector then the reality has to be faced. I see there is a suggestion for staff to have 1.5 days of unpaid leave so, yes, pensions will be affected although I doubt the staff involved have those massive pensions that only exist in the minds of some people. It is amazing that the Council think increasing parking charges will automatically mean more money - it will mean partially used car parks and busier roads such as Moorside Road. Things like slasing energy and water bills or getting the best deal on insurance premiums are just insulting to the residents of Trafford - why aren't these being done already? I don't think the lighting project means they have spent £9M for a £200k return each year - the money would have been spent on the existing lights anyway but by switching to LED they will save £200k compared to sticking with orange candles that provide no light and make streets feel like 1950.
I saw this in the Evening news the other night, if so I'll be telling them to come and get their green bin of my property without delay, everything can go in the grey bin instead.
Also did you see the bit about the LED streetlight replacement, £9M cost to do and they save £100K a year, so only a 90 year payback time and thats in the very unlikely event they last that long. I'll be surprised if they last even 5 years. Terrible light output too.
No mention of the pension pot or the CEOs salary taking a hit though was there.
It has been reported in the press that Trafford Council may be charging £40 for garden waste collections. My property is surrounded by very, very mature trees in Moss Park, Stretford &, especially at this time of the year my green bin is full of leaves from these trees. Can I charge the council for collecting thier leaves? Also can I opt out of this £40 & therefore I would have to put all these leaves in the grey bin? This obviously sends them to landfill which is the opposite to what the council want us to do.