LETTER: Changes will cause flytippng

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Yesterday at Burgess Hill Municipal Dump I was handed a leaflet named “Changes to west Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) Starting 1st October 2016”.

The flyer detailed how various items of household rubbish will now require bagging up in standard sized 55 x 85cm bags charged at £4 each to dispose of. This includes many common items taken to the tip like soil, turf, bricks, flagstones, sand, gravel and so on. Other items to large or difficult to put in a bag would be charged at £4 per item.

Unfortunately I believe this will result in a much higher costs to remove and clean up an increased amount of “Fly-Tipping”. Not to mention dangerous (bricks, sinks etc…. in the middle of the road) and an environmental disaster.

I know council need to save money, but I can only see this costing far more, endangering lives, ruining the rural environment and threatening tourism if Sussex becomes known as being one massive random sporadic landfill site.

Mark Searle

College Lane, Hurstpierpoint

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