Like everyone else living in Birmingham we believe that the green waste collection is an important service and we would love to keep it free.
We understand the concerns being expressed across the city.
The Tory/LibDem Government has slashed grants to Birmingham – and the money we have to spend has fallen by a massive two thirds. Imagine if you earned £18,000 per year and your wages were cut to £6,000. Wouldn’t that change everything about your life?
Well, that’s what’s happened to Birmingham.
This means that Birmingham has to lose many valued services – like free green waste collection.
The bitter alternative would be to cut precious services for vulnerable elderly people and for local children most at risk.
We know that there have been problems with implementation and we are working to get it right.