Charges for dumping building waste at Hampshire’s tips set to come in

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CHARGES for dumping building waste will be brought in at recycling centres.

From October 1 all Household Waste Recycling Centres are charging for soil and rubble, plasterboard and asbestos.

People will be charged £2.50 per part of whole 30 litre bag, or the same amount per item.

Hampshire County Council is also charging for plasterboard and cement-bonded asbestos in Portsmouth at £12 a sheet.

The council said this type of waste costs £1m a year.

Executive member for environment and transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: ‘Managing Hampshire’s waste costs all the councils in the county around £100 million each year, and, coupled with ongoing reductions in Government funding, we needed to look carefully at how we deal with and pay for waste.

‘This type of DIY and construction waste is particularly expensive to dispose of, costing Hampshire’s council taxpayers around £1 million each year.

‘This new charge is being introduced from October 1 to cover the additional costs of disposing DIY and construction waste compared to household waste, which we believe is the fairest way for as many as possible, and which residents told us they support.’

It comes after 6,500 responded to a consultation in 2014.

A further consultation this year looked at cost savings including changing opening hours.