Residents Without Cars Save In The Long Term Says Council
That’s the Authority’s official line, put forward by Infrastructure Officer Helen Pearce at last week’s Full Council debate on waste charges.
Cllr Gordon Bilsborough asked why taking rubbish to the dump in his own car doesn’t incur a charge, because it’s classed as domestic waste.
But asking the carriers to take that same rubbish means he has to pay for their services as well as a fee to dispose of the waste.
Helen told Gordon that as soon as residents pay someone to collect their rubbish it becomes commercial waste and has to be charged.
But she says those people are saving money by not running a car and have to expect to pay costs elsewhere, such as asking a haulier to take their waste away.
Helen said the Council could introduce a bulky waste collection service in the future for residents who can’t do it themselves, but it’s a low priority at the moment.