Notts County Council shelve plans to charge drivers for disposing building waste at recycling centres

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Nottinghamshire County Council is set to shelve plans to charge car drivers for disposing of building waste at its Recycling Centres, after listening to feedback from residents in its budget consultation.

The proposal would have seen charges of £5 per load for small cars and £10 for MPVs and estate cars introduced to dispose of construction and demolition waste such as soil, hard core, gravel, bricks and ceramics.

Coun David Kirkham, Chairman of Finance and Property Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The Council needs to look carefully at every £1 it spends and decide if it can continue to provide services that it is not legally required to, or, as was being proposed in this case, recoup some of our costs by introducing a charge.

“However, people have told us they think the charges are unfair to members of the public who are carrying out small-scale renovations at their home - a view we sympathise with - so we’ll be recommending that they are not implemented.”