KIRKLEES Council has earmarked up to £175,000 to help meet controversial costs for getting rid of waste.
The council has offered to subsidise the cost of collecting garden waste from householders who are registered disabled or holders of the Kirklees "passport" scheme that entitles them to discounted or free services.
Environmental waste chiefs will present detailed proposals to a meeting of the council's Cabinet.
But the plan has been immediately condemned by Labour councillors, who will next week call for all the charges to be scrapped.
The Lib Dem's Clr David Payne, Cabinet member for the environment, said: "To go back to a totally free service for garden waste and bulky items would increase the amount of waste beyond acceptable levels."
Charges for collecting garden waste and bulky items were introduced in April. It is part of a wider drive to cut the amount of waste produced in Kirklees, and to encourage people to recycle, and to compost garden waste.
Clr Payne added: "The Cabinet has promised to review the new system in the autumn, but in the meantime we do recognise the need to consider earlier action - particularly on garden waste - for disabled people, and those on low incomes.
"I would hope all sides of the council would support the principle of encouraging recycling, composting, and re-use of bulky furniture items."
Clr Mehboob Khan, leader of the council's Labour group, said: "The household bulky item and garden waste charge has become the Liberal Democrats equivalent poll tax nightmare.
"The Cabinet is divided on this issue. Cabinet councillors are quoting different figures from day to day - the Liberal Democrat Cabinet is in a panic-stricken mode and realises the folly of charging for a free essential service."
The charges are £12 for fridges/freezers, £12 for up to three items of bulky waste (furniture etc), and £20 for up to six bags of garden waste.
Waiting times for collecting bulky items have been cut from 20-plus days to less than a week.