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Warsaw. There will be no discount for garbage collection. The Council of Warsaw removed the project from the agenda

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During the Thursday session, the Warsaw councilors of the Civic Coalition removed from the agenda the draft resolution proposed by the Law and Justice councillors’ club. It concerned the reduction of the waste collection fee in Warsaw.

The city councilors of the capital were to vote on Thursday on a draft resolution submitted by PiS, which would reduce the fees for garbage collection. The PiS club proposed a reduction in waste collection fees by the amount of PLN 180 million remaining in the municipal budget.

– The basic rate should not be PLN 85, but PLN 71, while the rate for a house should not be PLN 107 but PLN 89 – explained the deputy chairman of the PiS club, councilor Wiktor Klimiuk.

On Thursday, at the session of the Warsaw Council, councilor Tomasz Herbich from PiS proposed to move the vote on the resolution to another date – a week later, on June 22, and finish the current session then. He argued that the draft resolution had not yet received the required opinions.

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In turn, the chairman of the club of KO councilors, Jarosław Szostakowski, proposed to remove the draft resolution from the agenda, as its first reading had not yet taken place.

17 councilors voted for the proposal of Councilor Herbich, 37 were against, three councilors abstained from voting. 36 councilors voted for the proposal of councilor Szostakowski, 16 were against, and two people abstained. As a result, the draft resolution proposed by PiS was removed from the agenda.

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Surplus used in other ways

The Regional Chamber of Accounts indicated in the assessment of the implementation of the budget by the management of Warsaw for last year that the city’s income from municipal waste management amounted to PLN 1 billion 80 million, while the total expenses related to the collection and management of waste amounted to PLN 895.7 million. Thus, the surplus of income from fees from residents amounted to over PLN 180 million. However, the capital city hall does not plan to reduce the rates as part of the refund of overpayments.

The city council reported that the surplus was allocated to finance the municipal waste management system in the years 2023-2025. “According to the applicable regulations, the funds from the municipal waste management fee may be used only for purposes related to the waste management system. Therefore, by decision of the Warsaw City Council of March this year, the surplus for 2022 was allocated to finance the municipal waste management system in the years 2023-2025” – wrote Aleksandra Grzelak from the press office of the city office at the end of May, in response to a PAP inquiry.

Councilors were to vote on reducing the fee for garbage collection, the draft resolution was removed from the agendaArtur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl

Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl

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