Free waste plan set to be soiled

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People in North Yorkshire have until the end of next week to make their comments on suggested changes to the rules to the acceptance of non-household waste such as soil and rubble at local recycling sites.

The proposed changes are part of a package aimed at ensuring North Yorkshire County Council remains on track to achieve millions of pounds in savings as a result of Government funding cuts

North Yorkshire’s waste service currently costs £5.9 million and the county council needs to save £240,000 from that figure in 2014/15.

The council is seeking opinions on whether sites should no longer accept these wastes, or if contractors should make a charge to customers to cover their costs.

Responses received in the county-wide consultation so far have indicated people want HWRCs to accept soil and rubble waste but at a charge and also that disposal of plasterboard should be treated in the same way.

David Bowe, Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services said: “It is important to tell us what you think, so we can continue to deal with these types of waste in a fair manner that causes the least amount of inconvenience to customers using the HWRCs”.

Responses can be made via www.northyorks.gov.uk/hwrcconsultation ;

email to waste.management@northyorks.gov.uk or phone on 0845 8727374.

Responses should be made by 22 December.

A decision on whether there will be any changes is set to be made in February.