Angry residents have blasted the new garden waste scheme from Southwark Council saying despite stumping up the cash there is ‘no change’ to the service.
One Bermondsey man complained of a “shambles”, with no new kitchen waste bins issued, saying many had now paid for garden waste collection others were still getting it for ‘free’.
Cllr Richard Livingstone, Tooley Street’s cabinet member for the environment, apologised for the disruption, telling the News: “We have now removed most of the unsubscribed garden waste bins in the borough.
“Very soon the rest will have been removed and the remaining requests for new food waste and garden waste bins will have been fulfilled.”
From June, residents of kerbside properties were told they would have to pay a £25 fee for their garden waste to be collected, rising to £30 after March 2020.