New plans to stop households paying for DIY waste to reduce fly-tipping – have your say

The Government is consulting on plans to change the rules that currently allow some Local Authorities to charge for DIY waste from households. Under the proposals, households would not be charged to get rid of waste including plasterboards, bricks and bath units. This is a new move to tackle fly-tipping which is a crime, blights communities, poses a risk to public health and the environment, and costs up to £392 million a year.

The consultation can be completed online at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations

The consultation closes on 4th July 2022.