by Ian Yuill on 5 July, 2019
Residents across Aberdeen have been receiving letters from the council this week telling them the Garden Tax charge of £30 a year to collect garden waste from people’s brown wheelie bins will come into force on 1st September. Ironically, the letters are headed “recycle for Aberdeen”.
SNP, Conservative, “Aberdeen Labour” and Independent councillors all supported introducing the Garden Tax. The SNP councillors wanted the Garden Tax to be even higher at £35 a year!
Only my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I opposed the introduction of the Garden Tax. We believe the Garden Tax penalises people who want to recycle. The council should be encouraging people to recycle – not charging them to recycle.
The Liberal Democrats will do all we can to have the Garden Tax abolished. You can find out more about our campaign to axe the Garden Tax here.
More information about the Garden Tax is available on the council’s website.9 Comments