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Does your council charge for DIY waste?

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megaphone

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6,547 posts

159 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just found out mine (London Borough of Hillingdon) has started charging residents to dump DIY/building waste, even stuff taken in a car, is this the norm now with other councils?

Edited by megaphone on Friday 5th October 16:30

voicey

2,076 posts

95 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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No - and I'd be mightily upset if they (Greenwich) did.

B17NNS

13,944 posts

155 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Not round here (Staffs).

LaserTam

1,768 posts

127 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Nope not in my area. You have to show ID to prove you live within the council borough though. They charge if you don't.

Henry-F

4,764 posts

153 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I've never really understood the logic in forcing people away from authorised waste stations. The waste carrying licence is responsible for a good deal of the fly tipping you see and now if councils charge residents they will only do the same. I suppose Hillingdon probably assume folks will go out into the country to dump and the problem will be Berkshires or South Bucks !

Henry smile
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Happy82

8,165 posts

77 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just hide it in your wheelie bin between bags of normal rubbish, they won't check..... unless a curtain rail jams the lid open as it tips up and spills the contents of the bin over the road getmecoat

megaphone

Original Poster:

6,547 posts

159 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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It's only DIY/building waste they're charging for, normal household/recyclables/green are still free.

Oh and Hillingdon do not have wheelie bins! We still use bags.

AmitG

1,686 posts

68 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Lewisham (SE London) council tip does not accept DIY waste at all - they class it all as "commercial waste". You either pay commercial rates, or you pay for someone else to come and collect it.

Of course, they have no problem accepting my council tax grumpy


z4chris99

8,239 posts

87 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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fly tip it smile

plug

1,103 posts

146 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Just started to or about to in Kent.

Simpo Two

65,943 posts

173 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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megaphone said:
It's only DIY/building waste they're charging for, normal household/recyclables/green are still free.
And so it should be - it's covered by Council Tax.

Tips round here are free for the public, but no trade waste allowed.

Donboy

74 posts

49 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Glasgow city council have a number for bulk uplift , old kitchens , mattresses etc, phone them and they will come round and pick it up from your house ..

Chrisgr31

9,990 posts

163 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Wealden (in East Sussex) supply us with 2 wheelie bins, one for green waste, one for other waste, and each one is emptied fortnightly. Anything that goes in the right bin is taken.

The Household Waste site takes anything however there is a restriction on rubble, soil and hardcore which is 6 bags a month and asbestos which is 2 bags a month. Mind you not sure how they know if you have brought in more than the limit!

ss64ii

304 posts

126 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Happy82 said:
Just hide it in your wheelie bin between bags of normal rubbish, they won't check..... unless a curtain rail jams the lid open as it tips up and spills the contents of the bin over the road getmecoat
Hahahaha

Just like me!!
I have two bins, one by the house and one by the garage and swap them over all the time. Buliders wate, car parts, it all goes in there. Dustmen found some garden waste sticking out of one and said he didn't care less!!
You just have to be sure it is covered up.

Jasandjules

58,647 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Take it to your local tip?

Puggit

36,425 posts

156 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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z4chris99 said:
fly tip it smile
No doubt the good citizens of Hillingdon are travelling over the border in to South Bucks to do just this irked

Henry-F

4,764 posts

153 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Puggit said:
No doubt the good citizens of Hillingdon are travelling over the border in to South Bucks to do just this irked
I spent an hour today with the chainsaw and the wood chipper clearing up after just such an incident! Unfortunately there was no evidence of an address on this occasion. When there is I have a special way of dealing with the situation smile

H.

redgriff500

12,694 posts

171 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Not in Solihull - its free.

They have recently banned commercial vehicles (previously you got 12 visits a year) but luckily my pick up is a 5 seater which is allowed.

I went to Bristol and found they have very low height restrictions to stop vans but I presume the workers there take bungs as they were helping a very large sign written commercial unload by throwing it over the fence when I went there a couple of years ago.

Seems silly to charge / make it hard as then fly tipping increases and that costs loads more to deal with.


AdeTuono

5,074 posts

135 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Chrisgr31 said:
there is a restriction on rubble, soil and hardcore which is 6 bags a month and asbestos which is 2 bags a month.
Really? What's their policy on enriched uranium?

Accelebrate

3,714 posts

123 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Mine does, but only on specific items and the first three items a month are free...

http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/default/fi...