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New charges for some non-household waste at recycling centres in Conwy


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New charges for some non-household waste at recycling centres in Conwy

From 1st November, Conwy’s recycling centres will be introducing charges for the disposal of some non-household waste to cover the costs of handling and disposal.

Non-household waste includes items from the repair and alteration to homes and waste created from landscaping or garden remodelling, such as asbestos, rubble, soil, bricks, tiles, plasterboard, fence posts and panels, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, doors and window frames.

The new charging scheme was agreed by Conwy’s Cabinet on 13th December 2016 as an alternative to closing sites or reducing opening hours.

Charges will be in multiples of whole bags (e.g. rubble); sheets (e.g. plasterboard); or trailer loads (e.g. kitchen or bathroom units). Items such as window frames, toilets and baths will be charged as single items. Payments can be made by credit/debit cards or cash, via modern touch-screen payment machines. 

Household waste will still be accepted free of charge, including garden waste, electrical goods, scrap metal, paint, light bulbs, bric-a-brac, pet waste, most plastics, polystyrene, furniture, carpets and mattresses.

Items that are brought in and are still in good condition will be reused.

Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Roads and Facilities, Cllr. Don Milne said:

“It has not been an easy decision to introduce these charges. The recycling centres are very popular with our residents.  DIY and construction waste is expensive for the Council to process and we are not legally obliged to deal with it.   

We are asking residents to help us keep the recycling centres sustainable by paying this small charge for the disposal of non-household waste, which most people only generate once in a while when renovating or remodelling their property.

Most of the waste that visitors bring to the recycling centres remains free of charge and we thank our residents for their commitment to recycling”.

List of Charges for non-household waste

Information about the changes at the Household Recycling Centre

 

Posted on 18/10/2017

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