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WE SAY The policy of honesty. The might of right. The expediency of principle THE proposed new system for people using the five Kirklees Council tips seems fraught with potential problems.

Although the reasoning behind it is understandable, putting them into practice could, in the end, lead to far more fly-tipping and the cosst to clear that up may well exceed what the plans are designed to save.

From July 11, for instance, people will no longer be allowed to dump rubble or plasterboard at the tips. The thinking is that all this waste comes from traders but many people planting in their gardens will have bags of soil and stones to get rid of and other DIY home improvement work may create bags of rubble.

The council suggests people hire a skip or arrange a bulky waste collection.

Few are likely to pay for a skip to get rid of a few bags of rubble that may only fill a fifth of it and it's doubtful many would want to pay for a bulky waste collection and wait for weeks for it to be picked up.

The danger with this scheme is there are too many incentives for people to do the wrong thing when it comes to getting rid of their waste when all they want to do is the right thing.

Why put people off from making an effort to get rid of their waste properly? Expect more rubble to turn up in the bottom of household waste bins or dumped out in the countryside.

This scheme needs a rethink on the aspects of it which could create problems.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 2, 2016
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