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Amenity site charge increase could 'entice' fly-tipping

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 7:19am

By Local Democracy Reporter - Chris Cave

Changes to the cost of disposing electrical items came into effect on 14 July.

A number of councillors have criticised the move, fearing the rise in costs could lead to residents using other ways to get rid of their rubbish.

The new contract means disposal of PC monitors and laptops will now cost £14 while an American style fridge weighing 150kg or above would see a charge of £87.

Hills Ward member Carol Crawley spoke to Local Democracy Reporter Chris Cave and told the chamber "people are not going to pay [the new] prices’" and is urging the government to reconsider.

 

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