I have been working to save the waiver and to get the Labour Party to keep their promise to introduce a national bin waiver scheme. Here is my record to date :
- December 2009: I voted against the city budget which introduced a charge for pensioners and low income families who left out their bin for collection.
- November 2011: I proposed a motion calling an emergency meeting of the City Council to prevent the City Manager selling the bin service to Greyhound and ending the annual bin waiver. I'm not opposed to competition but I am opposed to secret deals and private cartels.
- December 2011: I voted against Labours City budget which removed the funding for a waste waiver
- January 2012: I proposed a motion calling an emergency meeting of the City Council to deal with the Greyhound fiasco. This meeting forced Greyhound to change their annual payment scheme.