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Two bids to scrap controversial bin charge proposal are blocked

(source: Welwyn Hatfield Times 23/11/2016)

Extract: Attempts to scrap “morally abhorrent” waste collection proposals were rebuffed at a full-blooded council meeting this week. Welwyn Hatfield Council had previously sought residents’ views on charging for garden waste collection – providing £35, £50 or £70 options – which resulted in a backlash. Both opposition groups on Monday launched motions to scrap the plans, claiming introducing fees would increase fly-tipping, lessen recycling and ignore residents’ opinions.

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