New recycling centre rules start as householders urged to register their vehicles

February 28 2016

HOUSEHOLDERS who want to get rid of items at South Gloucestershire’s recycling centres now have to register the vehicles they use to transport waste to the sites.

Recycling Centre

HOUSEHOLDERS who want to get rid of items at South Gloucestershire’s recycling centres now have to register the vehicles they use to transport waste to the sites.
Under the new system, at least 24 hours’ notice is needed before a first visit to one of the Sort It! centres such as the one in Yate.
But the registration only has to be done once, unless a householder changes their address or vehicle.
The scheme has been introduced to help reduce the number of people from neighbouring council districts, as well as commercial users, from dumping rubbish at the centres.
Registration can be done online by visiting www.southglos.gov.uk/sortitreg or by phoning 01454 868000. Staff at South Gloucestershire Council’s one stop shops can also deal with registrations.
Drivers of vehicles classed as restricted under the system will only be able to use them to make 12 visits to the centres a year. They include vans, pick-up trucks, 4×4s and agricultural vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, with a full list available from the council.
Access times for large vehicles will continue to apply, while height and trailer restrictions at the Little Stoke centre will also remain.