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Merseyside councils agree to pay only for waste they produce

Merseyside’s five local councils have signed an agreement, due to come into effect from April 2006, ensuring they only pay disposal charges for waste their councils produce. The agreement means that each council will pay a tonnage levy for waste disposal, which will put an end to the previous inequitable charging system based on the number of band D properties in each area. Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) chair councillor John Fletcher said: ...