Well the question to ask is who can legally beat the disposal costs of £135 per Tonne for general waste in the local Southampton Area????
I have seen the prices go up and even go further upwards in recent years as the environmental costs take hold.
Are there any solutions to this problem? If the government or local authorities would allow small independents to run their own Waste stations with a large subsidy on the rates charged then a massive saving could be made in the long run. Waste would not have to be transported further afield and greater control on disposal can be enforced by continued filtering
Local mini waste stations could employ many people as well as legally dispose of up to 80% of all general waste disposed of but this would require flexibilty in ever inflexable system. The mini waste stations could be run similar to the excellent and well manged Domestic Tips
The alternative to this is for Domestic Tips to have a seperate section for trades people at a realistic price this would encourage less fly tipping by the unscrupulous and a more pro-active approach to helping independents to work more efficiently
I have run across too many bad tradesmen who continually want to dispose of waste at a price that only existed 10 years ago. The price today of disposal today is not healthy for independents as larger companies begin to cut costs.
I have seen recently that two large companies claim they can get rid of rubbish really cheaply and appear high in the search engine results but beware they are not what they seem - they charge a set price but if they are not able to clear the rubbish within a time frame they set they will charge you EXTRA. Naughty trading and not as customer friendly as their web sites profess.