POLL: Will you pay the new charge to have your brown bin collected in Sunderland?

Will you pay the new brown bin charge in Sunderland?
Will you pay the new brown bin charge in Sunderland?
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A £25 charge is being introduced in March next year, but will you be paying it?

Now that senior councillors have approved an annual charge for fortnightly collections of garden waste, we want to know if you’re going to pay it.

Gardeners in Sunderland are going to be charged an extra £25 per year on top of their council tax to get their brown bins emptied.

The change, which will come into force from March next year, is expected to save the council more than £800,000 per year.

But do you think it’s fair that you should have to pay extra?

Local authorities in County Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle already charge for the collection of garden waste.

Take our daily poll on this question, and let us know what you think.