Thousands more residents across Lincolnshire could soon have to pay 25 pounds a year to have their garden waste bin emptied, in a move that's being considered to generate money for the council.
People living in North Kesteven will join those in South Kesteven who already pay the charge from next year, if the idea is approved. Barcoded stickers are also likely to be used to keep track of who's paid and who hasn't.
A strike by waste collectors in Doncaster has been called off. The union UNITE was planning to carry out continuous industrial action in a row over pay. Staff walked out on Friday 21st September and Monday 24th September.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with UNITE and that strike action has been averted. At a meeting with UNITE on Thursday 27th September, we put forward a revised offer to link pay awards in Doncaster over the next three years with the Retail Price Index rate of inflation. This year’s award will be backdated to April when inflation stood at 3.2 per cent. UNITE agreed to recommend this revised offer to its members, who have now accepted the deal."
– Nick Browning, Logistics General Manager for SITA UK
There will be no green bin collections for people living in Doncaster today. Refuse collectors who are part of the Unite union are staging the first of six one day strikes in a row over pay. Black bins will still be picked up there will be some disruption.