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Sort It!* centres to step up residency checks

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Published: 30/09/2014

South Gloucestershire’s Sort It!* recycling centres are to step up user residency checks in a bid to reduce unauthorised use of the sites.

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 seeking to use the district’s four sites at Mangotsfield, Stoke Gifford, Thornbury and Yate.

Residency checks have been in place since 2008 but these are to be stepped up from 1 October and visitors to the sites may be asked to provide proof of both identification and residency.

Any official documents that can confirm both types of information – such as driver’s licenses, utility bills, Council Tax bills or passports – are acceptable.

Further information on South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling services is available from

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