New Charges at the Dump

Charlton-Lane-Eco-ParkSurrey has found itself caught between the recent increase in demand for social services and the dramatic reduction in British government funding.  Coupled with the Surrey’s failure to plan for a rainy day it has meant that Surrey has decided to reduce its spending in other areas. From 1 September 2016, charges will be introduced for some non-household waste at the Charlton recycling centre.

What type of waste will be charged for?

  • Tyres from cars, motorcycles and all other motorised vehicles
  • Waste from construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden such as plasterboard, breeze blocks, bricks, rubble, soil, stones, turf, ceramic bathroom fittings, tiles. You will have a free daily allowance of chargeable waste from the construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden of one bag OR one item OR one sheet of plasterboard. Thereafter charges will be applied.

What are the charges?

  • £5 per tyre or part tyre
  • £4 per bag or part bag of chargeable waste; or per item or per sheet of plasterboard
    • Bags no bigger than 50cm x 77cm
    • Items such as a concrete fence post, ceramic bath, cistern, paving slab
    • Sheets of plasterboard no bigger than 120cm x 240cm
  • If these materials are loose, a charge of £50 will apply per car load
  • Full list of the types of waste that will be charged for

Will there be any exceptions to the charges?

You will have a free daily allowance of chargeable waste from the construction, alteration or repair of your home and garden of one bag OR one item OR one sheet of plasterboard (see size restrictions above).

Bicycle tyres will be accepted free of charge.

What methods of payment will be available?

Payment can only be made by Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards. Cash, cheques and other credit cards such as American Express or Diners Club cannot be accepted. Payment will need to be made before you are given access to the chargeable containers.

13 thoughts on “New Charges at the Dump

  1. And so it came to pass – on Thursday evening in Mayfield Road, Weybridge, someone deposited a great load of bricks and rubble on the kerbside of this residential street.
    Obviously no coincidence this was 1st September, the first day of charging for this type of rubbish.

  2. Surrey has been forced to look for extra revenue due the the national government’s severe cuts to local authority funding. This has meant that councils across the country are struggling to fund vital adult social care funding. This is not minor care funding but vital care for disabled adults of all ages as well as elderly people, especially those with dementia and other health issues. This in turn is causing severe problems with the NHS funding as they cannot cope with the number of patients that find themselves in hospital due to reduced social care. This short-sighted cut by central government as led to severe hardship and this will soon be felt by anyone with elderly relatives or indeed when we get old or ill ourselves. So please lobby your local MP to change this policy. You may think you will not be affected but if you have an accident or become ill or, have a disabled child, or if your child has a life changing illness or accident in the future, if you have an elderly parent or are old yourself, you will feel the effects of this short-sighted policy. I am not at all sure these new charges will help but they have to do something.

    • The gap between that demands made of local government and the means to pay for them has got wider over the years but is becoming acute. We need government closer to the people. It is no wonder that Scotland and Ireland, which have their own legislative powers – voted remain and England (which has no government) and Wales (which only has minimal powers) voted to leave. I believe that health social and general welfare should be governed by the provinces and the British government should be as hands of in South-East England as it is in Scotland.

  3. I am concerned with the new charges there will be more roadside dumping, adding to the already illegal disposal of rubbish in green belt sites.

  4. Ten times the value of the revenue generated will be wasted in clearing up the increased construction waste fly tipped around the countryside – it’s bad enough already

  5. Back to more fly tipping along Walton Lane how much extra will this cost Elmbridge to clear. Surrey you are so short sighted!

  6. Madness… this will be more expensive for all of us, Elmbridge will spend a fortune picking up tyres and building rubbish DUMPED AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD to avoid the charges. It will be more cost effective and help the environment to keep it free.

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