Tuesday 6 November 2018

Slightly soiled

Coming soon, as part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council trimming its budget...

"Introduction of charges for soil, plasterboard and rubble at household waste and recycling centres – saving £120,000."

I'm rather surprised to hear that it's been free, until now, but then I've no need to use such tips and thus don't know about such things. There was something in the Conservative manifesto about not allowing Councils to charge for disposal of DIY wood off-cuts and empty paint-tins. But obviously friable things like soil, plasterboard and rubble must be considered a different matter.

I guess this new charge may possibly affect allotment holders, re: getting rid of bags of soil that's been contaminated with something or other that's not toxic but is still unwanted. Though, in reality, you'd probably just build a mound or bank somewhere on the allotments site with the soil, and then turf over it.

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