According to an announcement from the city council of Leeds, residents who are sending their household wastes to recycling centers will have to pay soon when dumping items such as earthen ware tiles and other things that are included in the list. The Leeds city council added that the charges will vary based on the items. This new rule is part of the law regarding non-regular household wastes.
For example, residents will have to pay £1.50 for a single tyre they want to dispose while recycling plasterboard that can fill a trailer will cost £81.60.
The new rule will be implemented starting the 5th if February. The household items with charges include tyres, soil, rubble and plasterboard.
The city council decided to approve the new rule last year during the discussion of the budget proposals for the years 2017 to 2018. The bosses have explained that the cash earned from the charges can be used in funding various council services.
For two consecutive years, the council has decided to charge their residents’ household waste because it was only last year when they decided to charge £20 for collecting bulky items to be dumped such as sofas and refrigerators.
For regular wastes that are not included in the list, they can be dumped at the usual sorting centers that have been awarded permit scheme by the council.
In the previous years, non-regular household items have no charges imposed by the council but other local authorities are charging already.
The sustainability and environment’s board member of the council, councilor Lucinda Yeadon, the council is annually facing a lot of pressure financially thus it is only right that they have decided to charge dumping of non-regular household waste.
No profit is going to the council but the money will be used to pay a portion of the expensive disposal cost and in turn other important services will be funded.
The list of household wastes with charges next month includes ceramics, sewer pipes, earthen ware tiles, sinks, roof tiles, gravel, paving slabs, plasterboard, tyres, and cement. The waste recycling centers in Leeds are located in Kirkstall, Yeadon, Meanwood, Otley, Wetherby, Middleton, Seacroft and Pudsey.