As part of cost-cutting plans, Cardiff's Labour run council is considering a number of significant cuts to waste and cleansing services for the coming year.
The authority is asking for views on cutting the frequency of collecting black bins and black bags down to every three weeks instead of once a fortnight, as well as bringing in charges for garden waste collections and all bulky waste collections.
At the same time, the council is giving consideration to reducing the amount it currently spends on cleaning our streets and parks. It is also proposing removing litter bins from residential streets and just having them in city and district centres, parks, at bus stops and on dog walking routes
These cuts are being proposed just after the Labour-run council committed to spending £27.3 million of council tax payers' cash on delivering a new arena in Cardiff Bay – even though this will just mean the existing Utilita arena in the city centre (previously known as the CIA) will then shut down.
Cardiff's Liberal Democrat councillors think Labour has got its spending priorities wrong. They are urging the council to think again about making so many drastic cuts to waste and cleansing services.
If you agree, please sign the petition below against these proposed cuts to our vital waste services.
I/we, the undersigned, oppose the Labour council's plans put forward in its budget consultation for 2024-25 to make significant cuts to waste and cleansing services.