scheme to launch for users of Highbridge recycling centre
in the Burnham-On-Sea area will have to have a new recycling permit
if they use their trailer, van or pick-up to deliver waste at Highbridge's
Isleport recycling centre when new measures come into force on Monday
Waste Partnership (SWP) says permits to use recycling sites will
be needed for trailers of up to three metres floor length towed
by cars, vans of up to 3.5 tonnes, and pick-ups. Trailers towed
by vans or pick-ups cannot have a permit or access sites.
customers vehicles cars, including saloons, estates,
4x4s, people carriers, campervans not towing a trailer, will
NOT need any permit and can continue to use recycling sites exactly
as before for household waste. The only change you should notice
is fewer delays," said a spokesman.
will need a free permit if, for taking household waste to a recycling
site, you use a van of up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW),
a pick-up, or a trailer of three metres internal length or less
with a single axle. Permits allow use at open sites on weekdays
and 1pm-4pm on Saturdays."
aim is to cut recycling site congestion, improve services and enhance
aim is a swift, smooth and safe recycling site visit every time
for all Somerset residents; getting many more vehicles out of their
way will be a great help."
for the free pernits must be made online at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/permit
or via libraries for those without internet access.