Claims Waste Charges Discriminate Against People Without Cars

rubbish dump 3The Council won’t say whether their new waste charges discriminate against people without cars.

Earlier this year, the Moorwell dump introduced charges for commercial users depositing waste at the site.

But some locals without transport, who use the islands’ freight carriers to take material like old kitchen appliances and garden waste to the dump, have said they’re being charged commercial rates.

That’s because the carriers are passing on the charges to their customers.

The Council confirmed that any waste resulting from a domestic property that is transported by a commercial business and taken to Moorwell would be charged, although householders taking their waste direct to the site would not be subject to such a fee.

We asked whether this is encouraging vehicle ownership on St Mary’s rather than reducing it but the Council didn’t respond.



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