Review Of Trade Waste Charges 2008/9
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider and approve a review of the Trade Waste Charges, which reflect annual inflation, increase in Landfill Tax, the cost of disposal and to include on-costs levied under the contractual agreement and the supply of containers.
THAT Trade Waste Charges as listed in the attached appendix be approved for use from 1 April 2008 and that current customers be advised accordingly before the date of commencement.
Reasons for the decision:
To continue in the provision of a collection service requested by commercial customers and to introduce charges that will reflect the costs of the service.
Alternative options considered:
1. Fees and charges remain at the level for 2007/8 but this would have substantial budgetary implications especially if traders switch from the commercial sector to the service provided through the Council.
2. Increase charges only by the rate of inflation. However, this would not recover the increased costs imposed upon the Council.
3. Increase charges to the actual cost of providing the service. It is anticipated that a rise of this magnitude in one step will have a substantial impact upon the current customer base and hence income.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Publication date: 01/04/2008
Date of decision: 01/04/2008