In a letter about recycling charges, (Letters, May 31) Richard Prince complains about a proposed increase from his self-funded recycling bin costing $85, to a ratepayer-funded service of $275.

In my view, his complaint is not justified.

The council proposal will be a total service, taking all recycling (compostable + glass + general recyclable items) and a general rubbish bin, for the estimated price of $275.

For his $85, Prince's present supplier is collecting only the more profitable recyclable items, neither glass nor compostable material nor general rubbish.


Before council (which means ratepayers) provided city-wide glass recycling, only

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