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Kent County Council introduces changes to Household Waste Recycling Centres
KENT County Council will be introducing minor operational changes to its Household Waste Recycling Centres.
From October 1 there will be changes to the volumes of certain types of waste householders can dispose of.
The disposal of business, trade or commercial waste at a Household Waste Recycling Centre is illegal and measures are being put in place to ensure the exclusion of these materials.
The council's cabinet member for environment, highways and waste, Bryan Sweetland, said: "The majority of Kent businesses dispose of their waste responsibly, however a very small minority are illegally using the Household Waste Recycling Centres.
"This equates to an estimated 25,000 tonnes of waste every year, which is a financial and environmental burden to the Kent council tax payer.
"Our approach contributes to a level playing field within the private sector, requiring all companies to pay for their waste disposal through licensed operators, which KCC will be actively signposting for businesses."
For more information, visit kent.gov.uk/hwrc