Cost of removing bulky waste could rise

An old fridge dumped in an alleyway. Picture: Ian Burt

An old fridge dumped in an alleyway. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

A council could raise the cost of its bulky waste collection service - but runs the risk of leading to an increase in fly-tipping.

View from the top of Havenbridge House.Town Hall.October 2015.Picture: James Bass

View from the top of Havenbridge House.Town Hall.October 2015.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's environment committee has recommended approving a rise in charges ahead of its meeting next Wednesday (November 20).

The council operates a bulky waste collection service across the borough collecting items such as fridges, washing machines, furniture and barbecues.

It currently costs £14 to remove one item and £19 to remove up to three.

Under the proposed changes both would increase to £20 from April 1 next year.

The cost of removing four items would rise from £33 to £40 while the cost of removing five to six items, currently £38, would rise by £2.

More than six items can be removed on request.

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A report prepared for the meeting states the proposed increases are necessary to meet the costs of running the service but warns they could lead to additional fly-tipping across the borough.