All of which are recyclable

PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:18 24 May 2010

I AM writing regarding the article (Mercury, June 29) 'Recycle or face £8m fines'. According to quotes by Cllr Carl Francis-Pester

I AM writing regarding the article (Mercury, June 29) 'Recycle or face £8m fines'. According to quotes by Cllr Carl Francis-Pester there is a long list of ways the council is trying to make recycling easier. I think he would be interested to hear of the problems I have had at Weston tip when I have tried to recycle waste.As a trade waste user I have to pay a minimum charge of £30 plus VAT to dispose of waste at the tip. My waste consists of mainly cardboard, timber and hardcore materials, all of which are recyclable. I suggested at the weighbridge that I was still willing to pay my £30 but said couldn't I take it round to the recycling bins used by the public. "Not allowed," I was told. As it is trade waste it has to go into the main building and will go to landfill. What a load of pathetic rubbish!"OK" I said. "What if I take it all back to my customers? They could then make a dozen journeys in their cars, causing more pollution, and put it into the recycling bin and the authority would lose out on the £30 fee".I think the councillor or one of the 'intelligent experts' should look into this ridiculous situation. We should all keep 'pestering' him to get this sorted so that we can all help with this problem.DAVID TROWBRIDGE - Wren Close, Weston

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