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Waste and recycling centre consultation

Wednesday 12 September 

County council wants views on proposed charges

Make sure you have your say on proposals to charge for non-household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC).

Kent County Council have launched a consultation on plans to introduce charges for soil, rubble and hardcore (£4 per bag) and plasterboard (£6 per bag) at their HWRC’s.

Currently, there are no charges for residents wanting to dispose of these items, and Kent County Council want to hear residents’ views on the proposals.

Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at Swale Borough Council, said:

"We don’t run the waste and recycling centres, but we do have a strong interest in how they operate, as this can have an impact on local people’s behaviour, and the services we deliver.

"We will be formally responding to the consultation in due course, but for now I want to encourage local people to have a look at the proposals and respond to the consultation to make sure Kent knows what they think of them."

There are three HWRC’s operated by Kent County Council in Swale – Faversham, Sheerness and Sittingbourne.

The consultation launched on September 6 and runs until November 1.

You can complete the online questionnaire at on the Kent County Council website

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