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Plans to increase bulky waste charges delayed by council

PUBLISHED: 17:29 21 November 2019 | UPDATED: 17:30 21 November 2019

Plans to increase charges for the collection of bulky waste items in a Norfolk borough will be heard at a full council meeting. Photo: Environment Agency

Plans to increase charges for the collection of bulky waste items in a Norfolk borough will be heard at a full council meeting. Photo: Environment Agency

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Plans to increase charges for bulky waste collections have been delayed by a council.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's (GYBC) environmental committee was set to consider proposals to raise charges for the service at a meeting held on Wednesday, November 20.

But a decision on the proposals was referred to a meeting of the council's policy and resources committee on Tuesday, November 26 instead.

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The waste collection service operates across the borough and collects items including furniture and electrical white goods

The proposed rise would see the cost to remove one item rise from £14 to £20, and for two to three items from £19 to £20.

While the cost of disposing of four items would go up to £40 from £33, while the rate for removing five or six would go from £38 to £40.

Committee chairman Penny Carpenter said: "Our process on charges always goes to policy and resources."

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