An annual fee of £30 is to be introduced in Aberdeen for the uplift of garden waste.
The proposal was passed by Aberdeen City Council at the budget meeting on Tuesday.
As a result, an annual fee of £30 will be introduced in June for garden waste.
A statement by Aberdeen City Council said: “The details have not yet been agreed and there is some work to be done before the charge can be implemented.
“We expect that the charge will be implemented later this year.
“We will take the opportunity to learn from other councils who have successfully implemented a charge for garden waste.”
Only members of the public who choose to use the service will need to pay the charge, it will not be added to council tax payments.
As the local authority is required to provide a free food waste collection, those who only use their brown bin for food waste will not be charged for it to be picked up.
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For those who do not want to pay, garden waste can either be composted at home or taken to their local Household Waste and Recycling Centre free of charge.
Garden waste includes flowers, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, small branches, bark and twigs and weeds excluding Ragwort and Japanese Knotweed.
Food waste includes all cooked and uncooked food, dairy and eggshells, meat, fish and bones, fruit and vegetables, bread, cakes, rice, pasta, tea bags, leftovers and out of date food.
Items that cannot be put into the brown bin include pet food, household waste, food packaging, plastic bags, oils or liquids, chemicals, large branches, fence panels, flower pots and seed trays.
Bins must be out for collection by 7am on the scheduled day, with all bins to be closed and no excess left in the street.