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Register for South Gloucestershire’s Sort It recycling centres

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Published: 02/02/2016

South Gloucestershire residents who want to use the Sort It recycling centres must now register their vehicle to access the sites.

You don’t need to sign up straight away, just make sure you register at least 24 hours before your next visit. You can sign up at any time of year and you only need to do it once, unless you change your address or vehicle.

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s Communities Committee Cllr Heather Goddard said: “We have introduced vehicle registration at our Sort It recycling centres to help reduce the number of people from neighbouring council districts and commercial users from visiting our sites. Residents can sign up at any time and it’s very easy to register online, over the phone or at any of South Gloucestershire’s One Stop Shops.”

There are two types of registration:

Standard vehicle registration for vehicles of any size (up to 3.5 tonnes) that have rear and/or side facing windows including cars of any size, campervans, people carriers etc.

Restricted vehicle registration for:
• vans of any size without rear facing windows including minibuses, campervans and cars
• 4×4s, pick-up trucks or people carriers (MPV) without rear seats and/or windows or with an open back
• flatbed vehicles, box vans, horse boxes with integrated cab and agricultural vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.

Restricted vehicles are limited to 12 visits a year. Access times for large vehicles will continue to apply. The height and trailer restrictions at Little Stoke Sort It Recycling Centre will also remain in place.

To register your vehicle visit You can also sign up over the phone on 01454 868000 or at the One Stop Shops.

For information about what can be accepted at the Sort It centres, where to find them and opening times visit

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