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Statement regarding services to town and parish councils — emptying of litter bins

21 September 2023

Keeping land clear of litter is the responsibility of the landowner, and so when emptying litter and dog waste bins on town and parish council land, we are acting as a contractor on behalf of the town or parish council.

We are pleased to be able to support the councils by carrying out these services, but must ensure that we are recovering the costs of doing so by charging for our services.

We have reviewed our charging structure and determined that in some cases the charges historically in place have not been sufficient to cover the cost of providing the service. Therefore, to allow town and parish councils ample notice, we have written to those affected to say that the charges needed to be revised from April 2024 onwards. These new charges only aim to cover service delivery costs.

We have also offered to discuss with the councils the levels of service they require to ensure we are fulfilling their needs and providing an efficient and good value service.

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