At the time of reading this column, residents will have just experienced the recent green waste collection changes by Swindon Council whereby households have to pay £40 to have their green waste collected. I disagreed with this policy and supported an amendment to the Council’s budget which found alternative back-office savings to the Council’s budget in order to retain a free and universal green waste collection service.
Nonetheless, now the policy has been agreed, some residents will still be prepared to pay the £40 charge for their green waste to be collected and some residents have asked how they can do this. You can register and pay for this service by going online at http://www.swindon.gov.uk/recycling, calling 01793 445501 or visiting the One Stop Shop, at Wat Tyler House in the Town Centre.
Cllr Julian Price
Covingham & Dorcan Councillor