Protest at £25 rubbish charge

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Fife Council’s move to increase special rubbish uplift charges from £10 to £25 has caused community members to mount a pavement protest with items of furniture.

The council’s charges for domestic rubbish uplift for items such as furniture and bric-a-brac have come into effect.

The move has been severely criticised by community leader David Nelson, chief at the Auchmuty and Dovecot Residents Association.

He and his colleagues were united saying: “This is a disgrace. People can’t afford this and they’ll dump furniture and stuff in the streets.

“Improvement has been made over that in recent times, but this is a step back.”

Cllr Ross Vettraino, vice chair of Fife Council’s environmental committee, said: “Some authorities are charging £50 and charges in excess of £30 are not uncommon. As usual, Fife is well in front.”