What would residents in the Ulladulla district do if they had the option of a green waste bin and or a one-off gift of $300?
It appears getting a green waste bin would be better received than a wad of cash.
At a recent Shoalhaven City Council meeting a decision was made to gift every ratepayer $300 as part of its coronavirus relief, which will cost council around $17.5 million if every ratepayer accepts the payment.
Many ratepayers say keep the money and give us a green waste bin instead or put the cash to better use.
One local resident decided to conduct a poll and see what the local residents preferred.
The results may not reflect the views of the entire community, but make interesting reading.
A total of 324 people said yes they want a green waste bin, 114 said no but instead allow free green waste at local tips all year round, 39 said, depending on the cost to the ratepayer, that they would be interested, 17 people said no and five people would take "the $300 and run".
The resident who conducted the poll said she ignited some debate.
"I think the $300 to ratepayers would've been much better spent on green waste options," she said.
"People are also annoyed that you now have to pay for green waste tipping again despite almost a month of free tipping lost due to COVID19 restrictions closing the tip to non-essential tipping.
"We tried to take a load of green waste during the "free" tipping time but were turned away as non-essential.
"Now you can tip your green waste again as restrictions ease, but you have to pay again."
The debate continues and many residents want Shoalhaven Council to follow the lead of other local government bodies.