Why do I have to pay for additional bags? Is this not included in my council tax?

The Welsh Assembly recommend that charging for garden waste should be reasonable and collected once a fortnight. In line with this, we have tried to keep the charge as low as possible to reduce the impact on the residents by charging £1 for additional/replacement bags and not for collections.

Until now, Neath Port Talbot Council has collected garden waste without any charges to the residents. We are able to do this as the collection of garden waste is a non-statutory service and therefore there is no legal requirement to collect it. This charge contributes to covering the cost of the service.