Save green bins plea to council

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UNWANTED green bins being collected from Sheffield households after the end of free garden waste collections should be given to residents who subscribe to a new paid-for service, opposition councillors have urged.

Since the free collection was axed, Sheffield Council has already shredded 14,000 of the 44,000 green bins, which were only given to households in the south east of the city.

Households in south east Sheffield who have the paid-for green waste service were allowed to keep their bin for collections and pay an annual fee. In other areas, residents pay £12 for 10 green sacks which have to be put out when full.

Lib Dems have called for the Labour administration to offer unwanted green bins to residents in other areas as an alternative to the green sacks.