Garden waste is a discretionary service, not a statutory one. This means that it is a service that we are not legally required to provide. We will always seek to consult on statutory services.
Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the service is no longer viable and it would be unfair for it to be funded through the public purse as not all residents require garden waste collection - for example, those who live in flats. As such, the
decision was made to make it a subscription service, so that those who require it still have this option. Therefore, a consultation was not required.