CHIPPENHAM residents will now have to pay for their own black rubbish bags after the district council decided to scrap its freebies.
Five thousand householders whose properties were unsuitable for wheelie bins were regularly supplied with rubbish sacks.
But North Wiltshire District Council has decided to axe the service, saving itself £25,000 a year.
So 52 bags costs the council £5 to supply - a quick look at http://www.polybags.co.uk/index.htm shows that if I was buying in quantity I could get 50 bags for £1.35. A small example of why we pay so much in tax.