Birmingham Council to Charge Van Drivers to Use Tip
Vans being used to dump business waste will have to book in advance and pay £75 to use Tyseley tip from next month.
The crackdown, designed to tighten up rules stopping businesses using free services for residents at Birmingham's 5 household recycling centres, also means vans will only be allowed to use the tip for 2 hours in the morning and 1 hour at the end of the day.
The change comes just after the council launched a poster campaign highlighting action against illegal fly-tipping.
Lib Dem opposition leader, Jon Hunt, has said "It is time the council got serious about preventing fly-tipping. It needs to systematically catch and prosecute offenders at the same time as not turning ordinary people into criminals by making it hard for them to dispose of their waste – and with strikes looming it is a going to be a whole lot harder."
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