Charge by council

HAVING just bought a new washing machine, we wanted to dispose of our old one, so I rang up Wakefield Council refuse department to ask if it could be picked up from our address.

I was asked if we had used the service before as there was a charge of £10 if we hadn’t and £15 if we had!

What a joke! What apart from the obvious police, fire etc, do we pay our council tax for?

The lady said that collection of washing machines etc was charged at this extra cost.

Needless to say I told her not to bother and my husband spent an hour dismantling it so he could put it into the car and took it to the local tip!

Thank you WMDC for nothing, we pay enough tax every year without added extra payments.