Barnet Labour condemn Tory bin collection cuts

Labour councillors are opposing plans by Barnet’s Conservatives to stop collecting garden waste for 3 months of the year and to stop the collection of food waste entirely. 

Labour’s environment spokesperson, Cllr Alan Schneiderman said: “Not even a month after the election, Barnet Tories are already starting to cut bin collections despite their election promises. It’s quite clear that the plan to cut green waste collections and scrap food collections entirely was drawn up before the election but kept secret until now.

“These plans are bad news for residents and the environment and Labour councillors will be opposing them. How long before the three month suspension of garden waste collections becomes permanent and how long before other bin collections are affected?”

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Notes

1.      5 June Environment committee report (item 7):https://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s46541/Street%20Scene%20Operational%20Changes%202018-19.pdf

2.      Barnet Council leaflet introducing the new recycling service on 14 October 2013: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0ahUKEwiVzfHA36rbAhUUWsAKHa-KDswQFgg7MAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbarnet.gov.uk%2Fdam%2Fjcr%3Aabef29f9-e813-4029-9830-ddef412589f6%2F008464_14_October_W3_A5_Booklet_1_digital_.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1CdFGuub0hBGbEoHKuZvZX

For more information contact cllr.a.schneiderman@barnet.gov.uk

To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568


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