Monday 29 February 2016 10.32am
I am always confused by the argument it will cost more to clear fly tipping. It's the same guys who clear bulk waste so it really shouldn't cost more to take it away (not contaminated waste obviously).
I could be wrong, but I assume it costs more because whereas with free collections it is all coordinated to make maximum use of the time and vehicle (route planning, fuel, space, etc), with fly-tipping it is all ad hoc and all over the place, and so the same vehicle/crew will be going back and forth potentially to the same places.
Is it really free to all estates to have the collection though, Zoe? My (perhaps erroneous) understanding from a recent TMO board meeting was that where culprits cannot be identified then the TMO bears the cost of removing the waste. I could be wrong on that score though and would be grateful for clarification.