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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #150 on: April 21, 2017, 02:02:04 pm »

Perhaps the council elections next month are an opportunity to express our opinions of yet more bad decisions!

Totally agree Aquila.

I note that Stephen Boulton, who is the current Borough Councillor for Brookmans Park and who recently voted in favour along with all the other Conservative Counciilors for this fiasco now states the following 'good reason' why you should vote Conservative in his election leaflet for the forthcoming County Council elections on May 4th.

"REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE - With local District Councils, we have increased recycling to more than 50% compared with 44% nationally and continue to reduce waste going to landfill"

I am not sure how instructing every household in Welwyn Hatfield to cease placing their food waste in the brown bin for composting and now place the food waste in the black landfill bin "continues to reduce waste going to landfill".

Perhaps Mr Boulton, who lives locally, would like to explain on this forum?
 
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« Reply #151 on: April 21, 2017, 02:46:17 pm »
I agree wholeheartedly with Aqila, the council have not thought this through at all and after their mismanagement and lack of proper planning over the incinerator fiasco I for one will not be giving them another chance - its definitely time for a change.
 

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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #152 on: April 21, 2017, 02:59:58 pm »
Interesting quote from "a council spokeswoman" in the WHT...

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/welwyn-hatfield-food-waste-options-1-4984732

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“In the meantime, we will be promoting better food waste management to help keep waste diverted from landfill.”

But no details of what better food waste management means!
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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #153 on: April 22, 2017, 01:19:05 am »
We normally dispose of approx. 1 Stone of landfill/black bin waste every two weeks, but with all the extra food waste, I was staggered to see the weight increase to over 7.5 Stone (excluding the bin) i.e. well over 7 times the normal weight, and the bin being totally full instead of less than one third full. This excludes any garden waste/flowers etc or compostable food which won’t attract flies/vermin in the garden.

I’m unsure how many households there are in Welwyn Hatfield, but if it’s about 43,000, then that’s potentially an extra 1.8 Million extra Kg (1,800 Tonnes) of food being diverted into landfill every two weeks (= 47 Million extra Kg or 46,800 Tonnes per year) until the council re-instate the food recycling!

Please excuse my figures if they aren’t correct but it gives a rough idea – some smaller households will have less waste and some larger ones more.

Perhaps we can all pool our resources together to buy 43,000 food waste bins at a large discount, lease a lorry and hire staff to collect the bins every two weeks and deliver them to a recycling centre who will subsidise the scheme? Oh hang on, isn’t that a service we’re already paying for in council tax but not now receiving? !!

Also, we’ve noticed a large increase in bonfire smoke after dark recently, so I guess some residents are now burning their garden waste to avoid the Ł35 charge?

 

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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #154 on: April 22, 2017, 06:48:14 am »
Perhaps Mr Boulton, who lives locally, would like to explain on this forum?

Good idea Epiphany, I have invited him via Twitter (tweet below). You might want to follow up with a phone call. His details are online. http://www.welhat.gov.uk/StephenBoulton

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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #155 on: April 22, 2017, 02:22:54 pm »
I've started a new thread with some tips on how to set up your own kitchen waste recycling scheme, it's entitled Build your own kitchen waste compost bin. Please add any tips and tricks re compost to that thread. Thanks
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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #156 on: April 23, 2017, 10:14:31 am »

... I wonder why?

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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #157 on: April 23, 2017, 01:34:33 pm »
Perhaps the council elections next month are an opportunity to express our opinions of yet more bad decisions!

Unfortunately, it may take a year or two of consistent voting in expensive elections across Welwyn Hatfield to alter the balance of power sufficiently to achieve a change at the top - as the article below (first published here in Reply #97 on February 18, 2017) explains:

‘Welwyn Hatfield election shake-up could save thousands’
"Welwyn Hatfield council chiefs are wilfully refusing to make a simple change to the election system that could make major financial savings and boost turnout, opposition critics have claimed."
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/welwyn_hatfield_election_shake_up_could_save_thousands_1_4895860
 
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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #158 on: May 05, 2017, 07:19:06 am »
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Re: Garden Waste Collection Charge
« Reply #159 on: May 13, 2017, 06:31:52 pm »
What a  shame our Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is so environmentally irresponsible.

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/potters-bar-residents-urged-to-recycle-their-food-waste-1-5011060
 

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