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Worcestershire household waste recycling permits change
6:20am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
PERMITS to take rubbish and recycling to Worcestershire’s household recycling centres in a commercial vehicle or trailer have changed.
The new permits came into force on October 1 and Worcestershire County Council. The permit scheme has been around for several years to ensure only household waste and no commercial or business waste ends up in the recycling centres.
The council said that would put extra pressure on the centre, cause congestion and add to the cost for the taxpayer.
Householders can make as many visits to their household recycling centre (HRC) as they like in a private car, car and small trailer - up to 1.3 meters in length - or caravanette, people carrier or minibus.
The permits are needed for car and trailers over 1.3 metres in length, a van or pickup, a crew cab pick-up or commercial-type vehicle.
The new permits are available, free of charge, to residents of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Each household is able to apply for up to 12 permits a year - April to March - or one each calendar month. They will be issued on a pro-rata basis, depending on the month of application. The permit allows one visit a month and permits will be retained by HRC staff on entry.
Any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes or double-axle trailers will not be permitted to the household recycling centres.
Worcestershire Conservative county ouncillor Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment, said the majority of people using the authority’s household recycling centre would “not be affected” by the new permits.
He explained: “It is a way to tackle the illegal disposal of trade waste at our recycling centres, which would, otherwise, cost the council and, ultimately, the taxpayers."
To get a CVT permit application form visit letswasteless.com or collect a form from q local Worcestershire Hub.
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