Cost Of Some Trade Waste Set To Soar In Scilly
And members are also being asked to give up their role in setting fees and leave Council officers to set the charges.
A report written by the Senior Office for Infrastructure Helen Pearce, which is going to the Full Council on Tuesday, says the cost of disposing cardboard packing material and wooden waste, such as pallets, will have to rise from the current £100 to £300 per tonne.
The price for other rubbish, such as plastic farm material, insulation and mixed skip waste from house clearances is set to double.
Helen writes that this is necessary to cover the true cost of sending the material to landfill on the mainland and leaving it at the current rates would be a burden on Council taxpayers.
And charges are likely to rise again in the future.
Helen will ask councillors to allow the Senior Leadership Team and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee to set the fees in future, rather than having to go through elected members.
That’s so any changes can be made quickly as the Porthmellon site is developed.
Local builders could also be faced with a headache during the redevelopment work at the site.
The Council is proposing to stop accepting some types of construction and demolition waste. They say it’s to make firms explore reusing the material as aggregate and for other purposes instead.