Charges for tipping too much waste

Coun Janice Hanson

Coun Janice Hanson

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Lancashire County Council is proposing to limit how much DIY waste people can dispose of for free at recycling centres, with charges being applied for any extra.

The new policy would mean applying for a free permit allowing free disposal of up to 10 25kg bags of DIY waste a year. A charge of £3.50 per 25kg bag or equivalent item would be applied for any further waste, or for any waste delivered without a permit.

It is to be considered by County Coun Janice Hanson, cabinet member for waste, on Tuesday December 9, and if agreed, will be introduced from April 1.

Steve Scott, head of waste management, said: “By providing free disposal of a reasonable amount of waste, the policy will encourage people to be responsible, and residents will still be able to complete small scale DIY projects and use recycling centres without charge after applying for a permit.”