BOSSES at the tip and recycling centre in Douglas are cracking down on companies leaving waste there.
The Eastern Civic Amenity Site joint committee, which operates the civic amenity site at Middle River Industrial Estate has published rules applying to users of the site.
Vehicle recognition cameras will be installed to deter commercial enterprises dumping waste.
Chairman of the site Bill Malarkey said the technology would alert staff to vehicles that come to the site regularly and these will be checked for commercial waste.
New regulations will come into force on April 1. The rules include:
• A limit to the amount of rubble and inert waste being brought in, to six rubble bags (or equivalent quantity) per person per week or 12 bags in a month.
• A height limit of 2.2 metres on vehicles entering the site;
• A limit to the time any individual may remain in the recycling area, and for vehicles to be parked on site, to 15 minutes in any one day; and
• Protection for users and staff on the site from abusive behaviour.
In a statement the committee says: ‘Anyone breaching the rules will first be warned that they are in breach, and if they persist they may be barred from using the site.
‘The staff of the contractor operating the site have the full authority of the committee to do so.’
The charges for disposal of fridges and freezers are to change too. It will cost £10 to dispose of standard units (now £14.34) and £12 to dispose of large units (now it’s £19.14).
Wider, American-style fridges and freezers will cost £20, up 86p.
The Eastern Civic Amenity Site is run for authorities in Douglas, Onchan, Braddan, Laxey, Lonan and Santon.
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