Charge for bulk waste uplifts

Every other authority in Scotland has been doing this for years - why not Glasgow? In East Ren, the cost is about £32 for four items. Seems reasonable and I haven't seen any increase in fly tipping (the reason often cited as a barrier to charging).

This could raise valuable revenue for the city and cut down on sofas etc left out in the streets for weeks on end waiting for collection.

Why the contribution is important

Revenue raising.

by samueljones on September 08, 2016 at 12:54PM

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  • Posted by Moneysaver September 13, 2016 at 12:14

    East Ren residents are very well off and £32 to them is pocket money for small children.

    Glasgow is poverty stricken in contrast with most living hand to mouth due to zero hour contracts and being exploited by return to Victorian values employers and other related corporate fatcats.

    This creates run down areas and poverty zones. Money has to circulate and be sent to offshore accounts as all the big companies are doing.

    The best option would be to for G.C.C to PAY £1 per item of uplift in cash and on the spot and you will be amazed how soon and how quickly the streets are cleared of fly tipping.
  • Posted by OwenDuffy October 03, 2016 at 16:14

    In Govanhill there's a massive problem with fly tipping and dumping of commercial waste. Any barriers to people properly disposing of waste would be a disaster here.
  • Posted by MSCRS October 18, 2016 at 15:30

    Other authorities also pay less council tax so it is fair enough if they charge for extra services like bulk uplift. The cost of cleaning up fly-tipping would probably offset any savings on this.
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