It's principle of charging
It isn't the money, it is the principle regarding the new garden waste charge.
The 50p per week could be £5 per week in a few years time once the council grasps it is a money spinner.
Also our council tax has increased by 8% over the past few years, which is way above inflation.
People are tired of being squeezed, especially when the council is determined to squander millions on vanity projects.