The news that families living in South Tyneside could be asked to pay an annual fee to have their garden rubbish taken away has sparked a debate across the area.
Councillors will decide next week whether or not to go ahead with proposals, which would make thousands in savings for the local authority. But would you be willing to pay the fee?
Hundreds left comments on the Gazette’s Facebook page sharing their view on the plans. Let us know what you think.