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Renfrewshire Council £40 garden waste fee approved as fly-tipping concerns remain

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Worries surrounding the rollout of a £40 garden waste permit were aired in the chambers as Renfrewshire councillors butted heads over the scheme.The ins and outs of the collection system, which will be introduced in July, were included in a report debated by elected members on Wednesday morning.The change means residents who want their garden waste collected will need a valid permit displayed on their brown bin.Any bin presented with garden waste inside that does not have one will not be lifted after a “period of education and support”.There will be no need for a permit for those presenting just food waste in the brown bin – since its uplift is a statutory requirement.Meanwhile, an exemption on payment will be offered to householders entitled to full council tax reduction or with a severe mental impairment.Renfrewshire Live, the new free app dedicated to bringing you around the clock breaking news, is now available to download.Powered by the Paisley Daily Express, Renfrewshire Live is your go-to source for news, features and sport with live coverage provided direct to the app, seven days a week.The dedicated team of experienced journalists, responsible for the publication of the award-winning Express, will focus on breaking news, day and night, across Renfrewshire’s towns and villages.There is also a dedicated St Mirren section that will follow every kick of the ball with the Buddies. Available on both Android and Apple.

D ownload here: Councillor Chris Gilmour, Labour group environment spokesperson, reiterated his view the charge will lead to an “increase in fly-tipping” in the area.He added at the infrastructure, land and environment policy board: “The conversations we’ve had with

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