Charges for replacement recycling bins and bags start on Monday

Charges start April 30 Photo flickr Will Thomson

Charges for replacement recycling bins and bags will come into force on Monday (April 30).

Thanet council says it can no longer afford to provide them for free, adding: “Due to significant cuts from Central Government the council has to make significant savings and therefore can no longer afford to provide this service for free.”

Charges for waste containers (black bins) were brought in last year. The new charge will cover all recycling containers.

Payment will also have to be made to replace containers/bags that have been lost, damaged or stolen. Repairs, rather than replacement, can be made free of charge.

Thanet council says the prices cover costs only and do not provide the authority with a profit.

They also say if the damage is caused by binmen the replacement will be free of charge.

The authority also says waste put out in black bags, without a container, will not be collected and the responsible resident could be served with a Section 46 notice warning them to use the proper bins. Failure to do so could result in a  fixed penalty notice or even prosecution.

Replacement recycling and waste bins can be ordered over the phone using a credit or debit card, or in person using card or cash in The Gateway, Cecil Street, Margate. Bins can no longer be picked up from Broadstairs or Ramsgate Town Council offices.

To buy a new bin or to request a bin repair, contact the customer services team on 01843 577115.

All prices (reviewed annually):

Black 180Ltr refuse container £38
Black seagull proof bag £10
Brown food caddy £9
Silver kitchen caddy £8
Red paper and card bag £8
Red 240Ltr Paper and Card container £48
Blue Mixed Recycling container (box) £9.50
Blue 240Ltr Mixed Recycling container £48

For communal properties:

Black 180Ltr refuse container £38
Black seagull proof bag £10
Brown food caddy £9
Silver kitchen caddy £8
Red paper and card bag £8
Red 240Ltr Paper and Card container £48
Blue Mixed Recycling container (box) £9.50
Blue 240Ltr Mixed Recycling container £48
Brown 180 Ltr food caddy £38
360 Ltr red/blue container £55
940 Ltr Chamberlain metal container £325
1100 Ltr metal container £425

For more information  call 01843 577115