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    Charge to be brought in for brown bin collections in Clackmannanshire

    Written by on January 16, 2020

    Councillors in Clacks have given the green light to plans to introduce a charge for brown bin collections.

    Residents will be asked to pay £36 a year per bin for their garden waste to be collected.

    The changes will come into force from March.

    Council tenants will have the cost covered by the Housing Revenue Account, which is supported with rent payments.

    A number of other Councils have taken similar steps recently, including Perth & Kinross, Angus, Moray and Highland.

    The local authority say they’ll send letters to all households in the coming weeks, to fully explain the change.

    Cllr Donald Balsillie, Interim Convener of Place Committee said, “Plans are well developed to introduce the new permit scheme for garden waste from March 2020.

    “I have been assured all households will be receiving full information to help them take part if they wish or to make other arrangements.

    “A new system is always a challenge, however there will be lots of information available and a variety of ways to register for the service.

    “I would like to encourage residents to participate and I thank them for their continued support in recycling and composting.

    “Only together can we meet climate change objectives to improve recycling and stop landfill, whilst aiming to retain our position as one of the top recycling authorities in Scotland.”