Householders living on a road in Ibstock, Leicestershire, are up in arms after being told by the council they have to pay up to £90 a year to use their back garden gates.
People living on Leicester Road have received notices of the charge from North West Leicestershire District Council to use a strip of land behind their homes to access their back gardens.
One resident affected by the new charges says she's been told she will have to pay £20 a year to put her bin out of her back gate once a week.
Every Thursday, Marina Woodward, of Central Avenue, Ibstock, leaves her wheelie bin on the area of council-owned land behind her garden.
– Marina Woodward, of Central Avenue
I don't see why we should have to pay £20 for a minute out and a minute back in.
Two Ibstock ward councillors are challenging the new fees introduced by North West Leicestershire District Council. In the meantime, some residents say they will refuse to pay.