Posted by: westlancashirerecord | August 13, 2016

Landfill Costs Above £80 Per Tonne

References to landfill charges are apt to be scanned with interest here in West Lancashire as the biggest landfill tip in the borough extends every day so as to create the Beacon Park “Himalayas” 002 foot golf course  004 005 following the already created worst new 9 hole golf course ever 008, also at Beacon Park 009 as todays pictures show.

Our West Lancashire Treasurer Ian Davis iandavis expressed his fears that for many residents with smaller gardens or without cars and in small households the simplest option would be for them to place their garden waste in the general waste bin. He said “This is what appears to have happened in Pendle who were the first council in Lancashire to introduce a charge to remove garden waste in summer 2014. They are the only council in Lancashire with experience of running a charging system for any length of time”.

Mr Davis clearly knows what he’s talking about. He went on to say “Worryingly, their latest report to councillors in Pendle shows that general waste that has to go for expensive sorting and some of which ends in landfill has increased by almost 15kg per household in the past year and they say the green bin charge is a likely reason. West Lancashire handles more green waste than Pendle and so the impact here is likely to be higher still and runs into many hundreds of tonnes. With landfill costs above £80 per tonne this will be an extra cost on the taxpayer”.

Read that again…”with landfill costs above £80 per tonne”. How much above? Someone, somewhere, becomes richer by the day from Beacon Park Golf Course landfill and the only certainty is, it is NOT the borough taxpayers who own the course!

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