Labour-run Southwark Council has introduced a £16 charge each time you want your bulky waste collected. The service used to be free. Bulky waste includes things like furniture, household appliances and electrical goods.
We believe that keeping our streets and estates clean is one of the most basic things the Council should get right. This new ‘bulky waste tax’ has already led to more people dumping their rubbish. Flytipping has increased by 10% since the ‘bulky waste tax’ was introduced.
The Council justifies its ‘bulky waste tax’ by saying it helps them make an extra £175,000. But Liberal Democrats believe the move is bad for our local environment.
We also believe it is unfair that people can now only order bulky waste collections online and payment can only be made by debit or credit card. No other options are available.
Southwark Liberal Democrats are fighting residents' corner to keep our streets and estates clean. We believe the Council should scrap its £16 waste collection ‘bulky waste tax’. Sign our petition below.