Cheshire East to charge for rubble!
A new charge being introduced this month for rubble at Cheshire East waste sites lacks clarity over pricing and could lead to further fly-tipping. The new charge of £3.50 per bag comes into force at household waste centres across the borough on January 15. The council approved the new charge as part of last year’s budget process to raise cash.
The council states: “Cheshire East Council has a statutory duty to accept household waste, free of charge. Waste created from home improvements, repairs and alterations to your home or domestic property is not household waste and we have no legal duty to accept it.”
“We have introduced the charging scheme to allow you to continue to dispose of materials for which you may otherwise need to hire a skip or source another outlet. Our alternative option is to refuse to accept any rubble at the HWRCs.”
“The duty manager will advise to the cost of the items / bags being deposited. Where material is not bagged the duty manager will estimate the quantity to be charged. The site manager has the final say on the total cost to be charged.”
At Cheshire Green Waste we have a U1 waste exemption from the Environment Agency that allows us to accept rubble and hardcore to build farm tracks. So we can take your driveway and landscaping waste. Call for a price now!