New waste charges at re3 recycling centres

From 30 September, re3 recycling centres are introducing charges for some non-household waste. Councils are not legally obliged to take non-household waste at recycling centres and the re3 partner local authorities, faced with the same far-reaching budget cuts being felt by councils nationwide, have decided to charge for some types of waste.

Chargeable waste includes materials from home improvements such as rubble and plasterboard, soil from landscaping activities and asbestos from renovations. These are not the everyday type of materials more often deposited by re3 area residents at the recycling centres, and re3 will continue to accept all other household waste without charge including garden waste, white goods, large and small electrical items, wood, bric-a-brac and bulky household waste such as furniture, carpets and mattresses.

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