We submitted our consultation response on 1 July 2022.
Member download: NFU response to Defra consultation on the free disposal of household DIY waste at recycling centres
In our response we outlined that we broadly agreed with the proposal that certain construction waste should be treated as DIY waste and therefore classified as household waste.
As householders should not be charged to dispose of DIY waste at HWRC’s, this may reduce the risk of householders fly tipping or using waste removal services that might result in fly tipping.
We did however highlight that it was important to maintain some flexibility in both the regularity of HWRC visits, and the volume of waste allowed to be disposed of free of charge to further reduce this risk.
We agree with the technical principles outlined when the government amends the 2012 regulations.
We agree that construction waste should be treated as DIY waste and classified as household waste.
Waste crime is a blight upon our members, and we must engage with any potential proposals to help reduce the impact of fly tipping.
Making it easier for householders to dispose of small amounts of waste without charge may help to reduce this impact.