North Somerset Council asks people to take ID when they wish to use recycling centres

PUBLISHED: 08:30 24 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 25 September 2017

Permits will not now be introduced.

Permits will not now be introduced.

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'Complicated' residents' permits to allow access to tips have been axed by North Somerset Council.

It planned to introduce the permits to stop drivers from outside the area using the council’s recycling facilities.

When the idea was announced in March, the council claimed they would reduce waiting times – a particularly problematic issue in Backwell.

However, the council will instead ask users to take ID when they want to dispose of their rubbish.

A council spokesman said: “We felt the introduction of resident permits was overly complicated so have decided not to introduce them.

“Instead we will be carrying out spot-checks and would urge anyone using the recycling centres to carry identification which shows they live in North Somerset. This could include a driving licence or council tax bill.”

Free commercial permits, which allow firms to drop off rubbish 12 times a year, were introduced 
last year.

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