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Charges for bulky household waste.

NEW charges have been introduced by Bridgend County Borough Council for the collection of all bulky waste items, such as carpets, sofas, beds and chairs.

The charge for up to three bulky items will be PS15 with a PS5 fee for each additional item. Items such as tiles, fencing and pipework are classed as construction waste and won't be collected. The new pricing structure will help to meet the cost of providing the service, and will contribute towards the financial savings that Bridgend Council needs to achieve in order to deliver a balanced budget.

Coun Phil White, cabinet W member for communities, said: "As a local authority we have to pay for the disposal of all the bulky items we collect, and these new charges will help to cover those costs. Most councils in Wales either W already charge for collecting bulky waste items from homes, or are considering doing so. The scale of the financial savings that we must make have resulted in many difficult decisions, and we hope that residents therefore appreciate why we need to introduce these charges, which are comparable with other councils across the country." Residents are also able to take large items to their nearest household recycling centres, where most waste can be separated for recycling, or use a service such as Freecycle or the many charity organisations that collect household items.

If you would like a bulky item collected please call 01656 643643. Items will usually be collected within five working days. Household Recycling Centres can be found in Tythegston, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Heol Ty Gwyn in Maesteg and the Penllwyngwent Industrial Estate in Ogmore Vale.

For further information please visit www.bridgend.gov.uk.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 23, 2014
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