required by some users of Highbridge recycling centre
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being urged to sign up for new recycling
permits if they use their trailers, vans or pick-ups to deliver
waste at Highbridge's Isleport recycling centre where new measures
start on Monday 3rd October.
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
permits taking 10 working days to arrive, there are just a few days
remaining for those who need a permit for their van, pick-up or
trailer to apply and be sure it will arrive in good time before
the new measures start at 8am on Monday, October 3rd. If they do
not do this, they won't be allowed to deposit waste.
the permits last for three years it is vital you get all the details
right now to make sure you can still use the centres," said
numbers are now climbing past 5,000, so anyone else needing a permit
should go online soon to be sure they have their permit in good
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.