New restrictions and charges on waste disposal at tips have come in to force today.

A permit is now required to dispose of construction and demolition waste for free at tips, while a fee must be paid if limits are exceeded.

The Lancashire County Council permit, available to apply for over the phone or online, is valid for a calendar year or until the free allowance has been used and will allow holders to dispose of up to ten 25kg bags of such waste a year.

A charge of £3.50 per 25kg bag or equivalent item will be applied for further waste or that delivered without a permit and householders from Hyndburn and across Lancashire with trailers will have to pay between £17.50 and £52.50 depending on their size.

County Councillor Janice Hanson, cabinet member for public protection and waste, said: “The permit system will encourage people to be responsible by allowing for free disposal of a reasonable amount of waste, allowing completion of small scale DIY projects without charge.

“At the same time, it provides flexibility for those who want the convenience of depositing this waste without a permit or taking more than the limited free amount, but they will need to pay for this service.”

The charges were announced in April.

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