ID needed at tip

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

PEOPLE using the tip in Carsons Road, Mangotsfield, now have to prove they live in South Gloucestershire.

The council, which runs the Sort It! recycling centre and three others in Yate, Stoke Gifford and Thornbury, stepped up residency checks last month.

Users may now have to show documents that prove who they are and where they live. Official documents that can confirm both types of information - such as driver’s licences, utility bills, council tax bills or passports – are acceptable.

South Gloucestershire Council says that every tonne of waste tipped by unauthorised users, such as non-residents or commercial traders, costs the council £100 per tonne to process. Unauthorised use can also create delays and inconvenience for residents.

* Residents can now use ordinary plastic bags to line their food recycling caddies, thanks to new mechanical sorting techniques that separate the bags from food waste.

Further information on South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling services is available from www.southglos.gov.uk/recycling

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