It seems that the dump have started charging us for the disposal of certain items from today, 1st September. There is a link below for the details...
No need to panic immediately as the sort of rubbish they want to charge for is not the sort of thing you need to dispose of every day. However the fact that charging has started does bring up a few issues…
Who is to say that the list of chargeable items will not grow over time?
This encourages fly tipping?
Queues at the dump are already unacceptable. Staff investigating the content of rubbish bags will increase them.?
Who wants staff looking into their rubbish bags anyway??
The decision to charge could cause argument - for example who is to say that a couple of bags of soil and rubble from your garden is the result off regular gardening or renovation??
Charges are punitive. Just follow the link.?
I am sure Surrey CC will say that this is all very reasonable given the cost of waste disposal. However it FEELS like we are already starting to pay for their jolly building project…
It says on the website:- Work is underway on Surrey County Council's innovative new Eco Park development at Charlton Lane, Shepperton. This collection of facilities will process waste from Surrey households to create fuels to produce power for the national grid and a fertiliser for use in farming.
They should add:- “It will also produce an income from local residents who dare to re-tile the bathroom”.
Follow the link below and click on "introduction-of-charging-at-surreys-community-recycling-centres"