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megaphone

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5,836 posts

147 months

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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

1,885 posts

83 months

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No - and I'd be mightily upset if they (Greenwich) did.

B17NNS

13,880 posts

143 months

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Not round here (Staffs).

LaserTam

1,677 posts

115 months

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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

4,665 posts

141 months

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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

6,896 posts

65 months

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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

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5,836 posts

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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

1,382 posts

56 months

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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

7,965 posts

75 months

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fly tip it smile

plug

1,069 posts

134 months

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Just started to or about to in Kent.

Simpo Two

62,811 posts

161 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
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

71 posts

37 months

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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

9,354 posts

151 months

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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

114 months

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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

54,905 posts

125 months

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Take it to your local tip?

Puggit

34,425 posts

144 months

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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

4,665 posts

141 months

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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

9,993 posts

159 months

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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

4,752 posts

123 months

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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

3,477 posts

111 months

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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...
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