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POLL RESULTS: 88 per cent of readers think brown bin charges should be scrapped

By Louise Glen

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Brown bin.
Brown bin.

The votes are in, and 88 per cent of readers want brown bin charges to be scrapped.

In poll of readers we asked "Should brown bin charges be scrapped?", and only 12 per cent of respondents thought that people should pay an extra charge for brown bin, or garden waste, collections.

The poll was in response to a petition that was launched calling on the Scottish Government to scrap brown bin collection charges by local authorities.

Yvonne Irving, from East Ayrshire, is petitioning first minister Nicola Sturgeon to make it a legal requirement to collect brown bins as part of the council tax payment.

In Highland Council the cost to collect a brown bin rose again by £1.35 to £46.35 per bin.

In the Highlands the service is on course to to make a profit of £486,109 this financial year but that is around £15,000 less than in 2018/19, when people were charged £35 per brown bin.

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