Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Cutbacks force IoM tip to impose charges

Manx government cuts are being blamed for the introduction of charges at the waste tip in the capital of the Isle of Man.

From April, Douglas Council will be charging £6.50 to accept a PC monitor and £8 to dispose of a television set.

A spokesman said the changes have been forced on it due to Manx government cuts in waste disposal subsidies.

He added: "It is against this sombre background that we have resolved, reluctantly, to introduce charges."

In 2012, the Isle of Man government announced it would phase out the annual waste disposal subsidy for each of the Manx local authorities. It is thought the move will save about £1m a year.