Charges To Take Non-Household Items To Dorset Household Recycling Centres

Charges To Take Non-Household Items To Dorset Household Recycling Centres

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 7:52am 18th September 2015.

A Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) joint committee approved the new tariff structure last Monday (14th September).

Dorset residents will soon be charged for disposing of non-household materials at the county's Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).

A Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) joint committee approved the new tariff structure last Monday (14th September).

The decision came after a public consultation on how to reduce the HRC's £3.3million per year running cost, in which 57% of respondents voted that charges were the most acceptable option.

Councillor Anthony Alford, who chairs the DWP joint committee, said: "Thank you to everyone who had their say.

"The results showed just how highly residents value Dorset's recycling centres."

The system is likely to be introduced after the new management contract starts next August.

Items included are: DIY waste such as ceramic basins, rubble, soil, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres and gas canisters.

The prices range from £1.50 for a bag of soil to £35 for a large gas canister, with fees estimated to generate £250,000 a year.

Cllr Anthony Alford added: "HRC's are mainly provided for recycling ordinary household materials.

"The types of waste for which there will be a small charge are the result of home improvements or can be disposed of in other legal ways, such as skip hire and garages.

"The changes agreed will achieve signifigant and much-needed savings with the minimum impact on the majority of people who use our centres."

To find out about the other money-saving options put forward and view the full consultation results visit: www.dorsetforyou.com/hrc.