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Changes to household recycling permit scheme in Herefordshire
12:11pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
PEOPLE who use commercial vehicles and trailers to take waste to the county’s household recycling centres will see a change in the way permits are issued from next month.
From October 1, commercial vehicle or trailer (CVT) permits will be available free to Herefordshire and Worcestershire residents to deposit household waste from their own home.
Eligible households will be allowed up to 12 permits per year – from April to March – which must be applied for in advance.
The permits will be issued on a pro-rata basis, allowing one per calendar month.
For example, an application made in October will be issued with six permits.
Any vehicle that weighs more than 3.5 tonnes or double axel trailers will not be permitted.
The changes do not affect those using a private car, car and small trailer (up to 1.3 meters in length), caravanette, people carrier or minibus.
Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member for major contracts, said: "The permit scheme has been around for a number of years and is a way to tackle illegal disposal of trade waste at our recycling centres, which would otherwise cost the council and ultimately the tax payers."
Applications for the commercial vehicle and trailer permits can be made through letswasteless.com and anyone unable to apply online can call 0845 607 2007 for help.
Application forms will also be available at all Info in Herefordshire contact centres.
Commercial waste can be disposed of at private sites in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, which normally accept waste at a charge.
Details of these sites can be found in the yellow pages or by visiting wastedirectory.org.uk
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