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Topic: Re: Garden Waste
Posted by: Bassam Mahfouz
Date/Time: 05/11/11 23:04:00

Dear Mr Knox,

I am certain that there will not be an increase in fly-tipping as a consequence of this new scheme. Around a third of local authorities charge for garden waste collection across the country. Where we can compare with nearby boroughs, there has not been a problem so there is no reason there should be in Ealing.

You may be aware but we have last year launched our 24/7 Grimebusters Hotline for fly-tips and graffiti removal. You can call any time of day or night Mon-Sun and report it and it should be collected within 24 hours. The number is 020 8825 8825.

When the new contract starts we will also start sweeping our streets the same day that rubbish and recycling has been collected, rather than waiting till the next day. This should be a really visible improvement for everyone and because of the saving we are making with garden waste charges, we can guarantee to improve the street cleaning service as I have mentioned above. If we go down the route the Conservatives are proposing (well some of them, if they can get their act together on what they actually believe on this) would lead to having residential streets swept only once every three weeks and possibly worse still having no graffiti or fly-tip removal teams at all.

Not sure where the 50 figure comes from but it does not relate to our charges, I believe Albertina was talking about a type of compost bin that Philippa has suggested. Of course households are free to share a subscription for the service and the wheelie bin/hessian sacks as appropriate, which would be along a similar sort of line to what Philippa is suggesting, should neighbours wish to do this.

We have been clear from the start that the charges are 40 or 30 (for those who are elderly or on the lowest incomes). These, as I have said in my previous post, are cheaper than other west London boroughs who have the same system. We are of course also keeping access to our waste sites free if people wish to take the garden waste down directly and as mentioned previously, offering cheap compost bins for those who wish to do this with most or all of their garden waste.

Hope this answers your question.

I'll post again once we've got the FAQs up to hopefully clarify any mis-information that has been passed around on this issue.

Best wishes,

Bassam


Entire Thread
TopicDate PostedPosted By
Garden tax petition01/11/11 08:58:00 Phil Taylor
   Re:Garden tax petition01/11/11 09:31:00 James de Vivenot
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition01/11/11 09:50:00 Nigel Brooks
   The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste02/11/11 16:01:00 Bassam Mahfouz
      Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste02/11/11 17:47:00 Phil Taylor
         Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste02/11/11 18:54:00 George Knox
      Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste02/11/11 23:02:00 Colm Costello
         Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 11:19:00 Bassam Mahfouz
            Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 12:44:00 Tony Sleep
            Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 12:49:00 Albertina McNeill
            Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 16:25:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 14:20:00 Tony Colliver
         Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 15:52:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 16:22:00 Nigel Brooks
               Re:Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 17:34:00 Rosa Popham
               Re:Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste03/11/11 23:35:00 Albertina McNeill
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste04/11/11 00:21:00 Philippa Bond
                      Garden Waste04/11/11 16:14:00 George Knox
                        Re: Garden Waste04/11/11 21:28:00 Bassam Mahfouz
                           Re:Re: Garden Waste04/11/11 23:48:00 Colm Costello
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:The Truth about the Conservative Position on Garden Waste05/11/11 00:05:00 Albertina McNeill
                         Garden Waste05/11/11 11:20:00 George Knox
                           Re: Garden Waste05/11/11 23:04:00 Bassam Mahfouz
   Re:Garden tax petition05/11/11 23:55:00 Jean F Fernandez
      DIY Green (4x4) Urban Tractor Squads needed06/11/11 17:33:00 Jim Wong
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 09:36:00 carol jackson
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 10:15:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 12:59:00 Albertina McNeill
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 11:22:00 Tony Sleep
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 11:51:00 Rosa Popham
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 12:47:00 carol jackson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition08/11/11 00:04:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition11/11/11 20:05:00 Philippa Bond
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition07/11/11 12:58:00 Albertina McNeill
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition08/11/11 02:00:00 Rosa Popham
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition08/11/11 08:46:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition08/11/11 11:20:00 Rosa Popham
                     Re:Tetra Pak and other Liquid Food & Drink Cartons08/11/11 14:16:00 Philippa Bond
                        Re:Re:Tetra Pak and other Liquid Food & Drink Cartons08/11/11 15:50:00 Nigel Brooks
                        Re Polystyrene08/11/11 15:54:00 Philippa Bond
                           Re:Re Polystyrene08/11/11 19:22:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re Polystyrene08/11/11 21:45:00 Nigel Brooks
                                 Garden Waste FAQs08/11/11 22:08:00 Bassam Mahfouz
                                    Re:Garden Waste FAQs08/11/11 22:30:00 Colm Costello
                                    Re:Garden Waste FAQs09/11/11 03:33:00 Tony Sleep
                                       Re:Re:Garden Waste FAQs09/11/11 11:32:00 Vlod Barchuk
                                          Re:Re:Re:Garden Waste FAQs09/11/11 12:24:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re Polystyrene08/11/11 23:34:00 Albertina McNeill
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re Polystyrene09/11/11 13:35:00 Philippa Bond
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re Polystyrene10/11/11 09:11:00 Albertina McNeill
                                       Re Polystyrene10/11/11 11:39:00 Philippa Bond
   Re:Garden tax petition09/11/11 09:31:00 Andy Horridge
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition09/11/11 12:47:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Cllr Mahfouz, where are your targets?09/11/11 23:52:00 Rosa Popham
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cllr Mahfouz, where are your targets?14/11/11 03:12:00 Tony Sleep
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cllr Mahfouz, where are your targets?14/11/11 08:02:00 Phil Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cllr Mahfouz, where are your targets?14/11/11 14:18:00 Tony Sleep
   Re:Garden tax petition10/11/11 13:01:00 Rosa Popham
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition10/11/11 15:04:00 Philippa Bond
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition10/11/11 15:42:00 Rosa Popham
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition10/11/11 15:55:00 Philippa Bond
   Re:Garden tax petition14/11/11 13:36:00 Andy Horridge
   Re:Garden tax petition hits 800 online21/11/11 09:34:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition hits 800 online21/11/11 10:56:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition hits 800 online21/11/11 17:24:00 Andy Horridge
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition hits 800 online21/11/11 17:46:00 Phil Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition hits 800 online21/11/11 21:31:00 Nigel Brooks
   Re:Garden tax online petition over 1,00025/11/11 20:31:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Re:Garden tax online petition over 1,00028/11/11 16:02:00 George Knox
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax online petition over 1,00028/11/11 16:17:00 Colm Costello
   Re:Garden tax petition29/11/11 12:15:00 William J Malmet
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition29/11/11 14:18:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition29/11/11 15:14:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:Re:Garden tax petition29/11/11 16:56:00 Tony Sleep
         Re:Re:Re:Garden tax petition30/11/11 11:22:00 Nigel Brooks

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