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Firstly, the Press reported what I said rather inaccurately, we are talking about charges potentially doubling not trebling. In the PSD’s last Report the implied target was a system which cost the average household £200pa or less. The current cost for such a household was stated as being about £100pa. Of course what any household pays at the moment varies considerably from the average because those in large properties subsidise those in smaller properties. Depending upon your viewpoint that may be a good thing or not. The PSD also stated a 50% recycling rate could be achieved with our existing parish collection/bring bank system. We all know costs would increase even if we maintained that recycling rate because the 50% of our waste going into Mont Cuet would shortly have to be incinerated somewhere. I believe the point many Douzaines are trying to make is that neither they nor the general public as yet know the final business case for increasing the domestic recycling rate from 50% to 60% by means of a kerbside collection for dry recyclables then for increasing the recycling rate to 70% by including food waste in the kerbside collection and constructing an IVC. Even if the business case only stacks up when 70% recycling is achieved it would not necessarily preclude acceptance of the system, there are factors other than financial ones to take into account. However as the Douzaines, at least initially, will be sending out the bills they are understandably interested in the effect of any proposals on the Refuse Rate.