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Green waste costs

I went to our green waste recycling site today and paid £25.00 for my 16' x 7' trailer to be emptied by their digger.

I stood there and watch and thought what bloody good value that was. What do you get charged?

Is it worth trying to make a recycling centre map? I work across the UK and sometimes something like that would be good.

Mark

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  • £20 per 500kg inclusive and pro rata per kg thereafter - Countrystyle Waste, Swanley, North Kent

    good opening hours, no punctures as yet and no one empties my trailer for me. very jealous.

  • Stuart where are you based? There is a new site in Bromley, Kent which charge £24 per load. Very cheap! Used it for the first time yesterday and was really impressed with how well maintained the site is.
    There is also another site in biggin hill charging the same.
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    Steve, is it just green waste or can they accept other stuff, like old fencing timber?

    Do you need your waste licence for every visit, or do they keep your vehicle number plate on file, like the council tip?

    Do you know the opening times, i did a google search for info but couldnt find it!


    Steve Sonic Grounds Maintenance said:

    Stuart where are you based? There is a new site in Bromley, Kent which charge £24 per load. Very cheap! Used it for the first time yesterday and was really impressed with how well maintained the site is.
    There is also another site in biggin hill charging the same.
  • hi sonic,
    that's good news, i'm in swanley - so bromley (and to a lesser extent BH) is useful also, i do a lot of work over that way - who's running it?

  • I pay £25 per van load at a private recycling company, the council 'tip' want £40.50 minimum charge (equal to 1/2 ton). Up until two years ago, it was a case of get weighed on, get weighed off, and pay for the amount you have 'tipped', I never used to pay more than a tenner, the price then rocketed when Viridor took over the running of the council site.

    I'm a newbie by the way....Hello folks. :-)

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    Welcome Daryl :-)

    We saw the same happen with SITA in the Surrey CC run waste transfer stations. The 'min gate charge' makes it uneconomical to consider them except for very very heavy wet loads...and it goes slowly up...and up.

    Often said, I should give up this game and open a 'recycling centre' - green gold !

  • Hi Stuart and Anthony.
    Here are the details as i read them on the business card.
    Greenfields wood waste solutions ltd

    Director, Mick Drury.
    07789 907190
    Info@greenwastecomposting.co.uk

    Logs for sale,
    Mulch, wood chip, green wood waste recycling yard.

    I've just realised I have the old business card so has the old address. But if you know Bromley common macdonalds, it is right behind there and I believe the neighbouring company is Bromley scrap metal.

    I don't mind showing anyone the way if that helps. It's really good value for money.

    Anthony I doubt they take in old fencing, I will of course ask for you though.


    The other site we use is highams farm near layhams road biggin hill, run by the Johnson family. Again, very cheap and good value!
  • Hi Anthony no they didn't ask for waste license. But they note down reg number.
    To be honest we never get asked for the license (we do have it by the way) even the council sites we use for bulk waste (fly tipping) have NEVER asked us for the license even though it is ready to show In The van door!!
  • Cheers Gary,

    Every time I tip waste I want to open a recycling centre. There was an outcry up here (Northwest) when the prices went up, I think the min charge was £1.09 and it went up overnight to £35, it goes without saying that the number of fly tippers caught also went up.

    While we're on the waste subject, I've just been on the Environment Agency web site, and apparently I only have to have a waste license (lower tier) in place before Jan 2014 due to regulation changes, just text a mate of mine who works for the 'agency' (Environmental, not CIA) and he confirms it...Result.

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    You are 100% right, but and a big BUT, then you can not carry any non-green waste (ie fences, wood,concrete spoil, fly tipped waste etc).

    Works ok for 'true' Gardeners, but any hint of landscaping or commercial ground care then its hands in wallet for a full license.

    Oh, how I wish they made things easier. The rules promote fly tipping in my mind :-(

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    Daryl Bentley said:

    Cheers Gary,

    Every time I tip waste I want to open a recycling centre. There was an outcry up here (Northwest) when the prices went up, I think the min charge was £1.09 and it went up overnight to £35, it goes without saying that the number of fly tippers caught also went up.

    While we're on the waste subject, I've just been on the Environment Agency web site, and apparently I only have to have a waste license (lower tier) in place before Jan 2014 due to regulation changes, just text a mate of mine who works for the 'agency' (Environmental, not CIA) and he confirms it...Result.

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