Tip charges begin and business scheme starts

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RESIDENTS will be charged for non-household DIY waste at household waste recycling centres as charges come into effect from Saturday.

The changes to the centres were approved by Hampshire County Council earlier this year and apply to all centres run by the authority, including Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Waterlooville, Segensworth and Bishop’s Waltham.

A new service for small businesses to dispose of their commercial waste will also start on October 1.

Cllr Rob Humby, executive member for environment, said: ‘For the first time, we’ll be opening up Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres to small businesses. With sites across the county, this gives businesses a convenient and local place to safely dispose of their business waste, even if they have just small amounts.

‘We’ll be accepting this commercial residual and recyclable waste on a chargeable basis.’

Businesses will be able to dispose of the same waste material as residents. A full car load will cost £35 and a small van £50. For the full list go to www3.hants.gov.uk/waste-recycling
Residents will be charged £2.50 to dispose of waste that includes soil and rubble, and £10 per plasterboard sheet.