Van ban at waste tips avoided as council considers revised scheme

August 01 2015

A METHOD is being devised to allow people whose only vehicle is a works van to dump their household waste at Sort It! centres.

A METHOD is being devised to allow people whose only vehicle is a works van to dump their household waste at Sort It! centres.
 Efforts to stop business waste being tipped at the centres, such as the one in Yate, could have led to those whose personal vehicle is also a company van being stopped from getting rid of rubbish from their own homes.
South Gloucestershire Council’s communities committee had originally been asked to approve a scheme that would mean all vehicles being used to carry waste to the centres would have to be registered – with a ban on any vehicle belonging to a business.
But that would have prevented anyone whose works van doubled up as their private transport from disposing of their personal household waste correctly.
Westerleigh Liberal Democrat councillor, Claire Young, successfully proposed an amendment asking officers to come up with a scheme to enable those people to continue to use Sort It! centres.
She said: “They will only be allowed to transport household waste, not business waste, but it’s right that they should be able to access these services like other residents.”