Colchester City Council to charge for garden waste collections
By Peter Walker
BBC News, Essex
Another council in Essex has approved plans to introduce a subscription charge for garden waste collections.
Colchester City Council's Liberal Democrat-led cabinet voted to bring in the fees from January 2024.
Householders would pay a 30 set-up fee for their brown wheelie bins - and an annual charge, expected to be about 55.
Martin Goss, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and waste, said the decision was made with "huge regret".
"We are in very stark times when it comes to public finances in the UK and tough decisions and choices are being made," said Mr Goss.