Restricted access to reuse and recycling centres

Reuse and recycling centres are provided to residents for the disposal of household waste only.

Those who frequently visit the reuse and recycling centres, or those suspected of carrying and illegally tipping trade waste, can be asked to provide information about their use of the sites.

You may have received a letter following a spot check at the site or due to our automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system

A Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR) is in use at our Reuse and Recycling Centre’s (Council tip).

The system is designed to to identify and challenge vehicles suspected of carrying and illegally tipping trade waste.

This includes those using cars and small vans.

Once a vehicle trips a certain number of visits they receive a letter telling them to contact the council.

We then discuss why they are bringing so much waste into the centre.

We’ll either allow them to continue, or if we believe they are tipping fraudulently we can deny them access.

How the system works

Any vehicle that visits the reuse centre frequently will be flagged up by the ANPR system.

When this happens, the driver will be given a letter asking them to contact us to discuss their usage of the site.

Access to the reuse centre will be restricted after this has happened.

If you’ve been given a letter at the reuse and recycling centre

If you have been given a letter, please complete this form to provide us more details about your use of the facility.

We will aim to contact you within two working days to discuss the matter further.

Request access following a letter