NEEDY people could get a free garden waste collection service.
Plans to scrap charges for households on low income and those with physical difficulties will be put to Kirklees Council's Cabinet next Wednesday.
The move comes after anger over a new charge of £20 for the collection of up to six bin liners of garden waste.
People with a Kirklees Priority Passport would qualify for free collections.
Clr David Payne, council Cabinet member responsible for the environment, said: "We recognise that people on low incomes, and those on the assisted wheeled bin scheme for general waste collection do have particular problems.
"The changes being proposed reflect our commitment to address their needs, and to encourage people who are eligible for a Kirklees Priority Passport to get one."
But the move has not pleased Labour councillors, who joined the Tories in a call for all charges to be scrapped.
Clr Mehboob Khan, Labour group leader, said: "The full council meeting on July 16 instructed the Liberal Democrat Cabinet to abolish charges for collection of large household waste such as fridges and sofas and garden waste.
"Councillors representing two thirds of Kirklees residents voted for the motion to revert to a free collections service. I welcome this change but it only benefits a small number of people."
Rubbish dumping was on the increase because of the charges, claimed party leaders.
But Clr Payne said they were meant to encourage people to think about recycling or home composting.
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