DIY refuse charge dropped

Residents are able to dump “do it yourself” refuse free of charge  again after a Government announcement to local councils, who had been charging at civic amenity sites.

A statement from Nathan Elvery, Chief Executive at West Sussex County Council said:

“Following the recent statement made by the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, it is the Government’s intention to review its guidance with regard to the charges that can be made at local civic amenity sites and the specific reference to the disposal of DIY materials generated by householders.

“In order to avoid any potential confusion for our residents in West Sussex we have decided to suspend all charges for these type of materials with immediate effect until the review by the Government has been concluded.

“Therefore householders visiting any West Sussex amenity site will no longer be charged for the deposit of material which results from the sort of work householders would normally carry out on their homes, what most people would refer to as DIY waste.

“Once the Government’s review has been concluded the County Council will look at the matter again.”

Charges for tyres at household waste recycling sites remain in place.

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