Issue details

Household Waste Recycling Centre Access Policy

The council's Household Waste Recycling Centre Access Policy was modified in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time a separate Inert Waste Policy which placed limits on the amount of inert wastes that residents could deliver to Household Waste Recycling Centres, with the option to pay for additional amounts, was suspended.


In March 2021 a temporary Access Policy was approved which sought to maintain some of the benefits of the changes that were introduced as a result of the pandemic, most notably a move from a paper based 'permit' scheme to the use of appointments.


This report proposes a revised formal Household Waste Recycling Centre Access Policy which incorporates much of the temporary policy already being delivered. However, to address concerns in relation to a sustained increase in inert waste being delivered to Household Waste Recycling Centres since the suspension of the inert waste policy, the proposed Access Policy also includes for placing a limit on the amount of inert waste that can be delivered in vans and trailers to 3 x 25kg bags or items (or equivalent) per appointment. This quantity is in excess of original policy limits but without an option to pay for more.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 8 Feb 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change

Department: Highways and Transport

Contact: Steve Scott Email: Tel: 01772 533755.


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