DIY waste charges suspended at West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (tips)
Released: Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Press release by the Environment Agency
West Sussex County Council has suspended charges for DIY waste at its Household Waste Recycling Sites (tips) with immediate effect.
The County Council has taken the decision following new guidance published in the Government on Monday.
The Council said it was taking the step to avoid any confusion for residents.
West Sussex County Council's Chief Executive, Nathan Elvery, said:
“Following the recent statement made by Andrea Leadsom, 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 types of materials with immediate effect until the review by the Government has been concluded.”
“From today 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.”
Residents visiting recycling sites can dispose of the following DIY generated materials for free until further notice:
Charges for tyres at Household Waste Recycling Sites remain in place.
The County Council suspended the charges after the Government published its new Litter Strategy for England on Monday.
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