Our Charges Explained

There’s more to our charges than you realise…

We are constantly doing our utmost to lower the cost of waste disposal and recycling, passing the saving on to you. However, with government taxes and ever increasing costs, those savings are not always as big as we would like.

The general perception is that waste collection charges are too high and that large amounts of profits are being made by waste collectors – as you can see in our costs example above, this is not the case. Our profits from waste disposal & recycling are only between 3-4%, with the majority of your money going towards governments charges and taxes.

Max Recycle’s charges for waste disposal are made up of a number of fixed and constantly increasing prices which form the bulk of our costs to you. Unfortunately, these costs and taxes are out of our control.

Taxes = 60%
Costs & Charges = 36%
Profit = 3-4%

Total = 100%

Waste cost comparison

When comparing the charges for the collection and waste management of a typical 1100 Litre Wheeled Bin you can see from the comparisons below the charge is not expensive.

In cost terms, one wheeled bin of 1100 Litres of Waste is approximately equal to one of the following:

  • 5x cups of coffee in a shop coffee
  • 1x Steak Dinner
  • 3x Large Glasses of Wine in Restaurant
  • 3x Bottles of Wine from a Supermarket
  • 1x Large Premium Pizza
  • 5x Pints of Lager
  • 1x High Tea
  • 2x Cinema Tickets
  • 1x Months Broadband Supply
  • 6x 2L Bottles of Coke
  • 10x Litres of Diesel
  • 1x Official Concert Program
  • 2x Fish and Chip Suppers
  • 1x 1L Bottle of Vodka
  • 3x Fashion/Car Magazines
  • 1x Bag of Dog Food (7.5 Kg)
  • 3x McDonald’s “Meals”

As you can see, the prices charged for our waste collection services are not as high as you might think. Considering Max recycle are providing a reliable and legally compliant service, our costs are not that expensive in comparison to other day to day costs – especially as we run a fleet of disposal trucks with staffed crews to collect, transfer and segregate your waste.

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