Council tip charges would raise awareness of the “real” cost of waste disposal
Published: 06 January, 2012
Charging the public to use local Council tips would be a positive move, says Jason Mohr, founder of AnyJunk, the country's largest on demand rubbish clearance company. Mr Mohr says that charging would raise awareness of the high cost of disposing of waste responsibly and discourage people from using cowboy clearance companies.
He says that until now, unlike businesses that pay to dispose of their waste, a lot householders have been largely unaware of the costs of waste disposal. “In fact it costs waste companies upwards of Â£100 a tonne to dispose of rubbish legitimately, and that is in addition to labour, fuel, trucks and other overheads such as insurance.
Many householders, oblivious of these costs unwittingly hire cheap but â€˜rogue' clearance companies who can only afford to charge such low rates fly-tipping the waste.”
He said he hoped that not only would authorities charge the public using tips but go one step further and make it mandatory for all waste collectors to display a valid waste carrier licence and produce waste transfer notes for every collection, not just trade ones. He added that anyone hiring a waste contract should check references.
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