Increase in fly-tipping is not inevitable
SOME folk seem to think Dundee City Council’s plans to increase the cost of uplifting bulky items such as old sofas will backfire.
The feeling is that not many people will be prepared to shell out £23 to have up to six items collected by the council and that will inevitably lead to an increase in fly-tipping.
I don’t follow that logic. Fly-tipping bulky items requires transport — so unless you have totally antisocial tendancies, why would you load up your old sofa and just dump it randomly when you could take it straight to the nearest recycling centre?
Unless, of course, you simply dispose of your unwanted items by dumping them on your own street or in your neighbour’s garden.
But rather than dumping old sofas, cookers etc I would encourage people to get in touch with one of the organisations which can recycle old furniture.
It won’t cost you anything, won’t clog up landfill and could help a family in need.