New rules for Household Waste Recycling Centres
As the spring cleaning and gardening season approaches, residents are urged to note new requirements for entry to Southend’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.
All visitors to these Centres at Leigh Marshes and Stock Road must now produce a valid proof of address – either a driving licence or a current Council tax bill.
Previously, visitors were asked to show a waste disposal permit, but no permits of this kind will be issued in 2011.
Residents who use a commercial-type vehicle, or access the site with a trailer are urged to check new restrictions before visiting the sites. Certain categories must complete a Household Waste Declaration Form to hand in at the gate along with proof of their address.
Further information and the Household Waste Declaration Forms can be downloaded from www.southend.gov.uk/hwdf or are obtainable from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Customer Service Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend, SS2 6ER. Alternatively please call 01702 215006
Those with commercial-type vehicles who do not present this form will be deemed to be carrying commercial waste and will not be allowed on to the site.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Waste, Councillor Tony Cox says: “Our Household Waste Recycling Centres are another opportunity for Southend residents to recycle items they are clearing out from their homes.
“If you are recycling the waste generated by sprucing up the garden or de-cluttering your home, please remember to take your proof of address with you to either Stock Road or Leigh Marshes.
Don’t forget – you will need either a driving licence or a Council Tax bill.
“Our Household Waste Recycling Centres are licensed by the Environment Agency only to receive waste generated by householders.
“Any waste from business, commercial or trade activities, or through other activities cannot be deposited there.
“The reason we ask for proof of address is that Southend residents can use our sites for free.
Those living outside the borough will be able to do so on paying the entry fee – although commercial-type vehicles from outside the borough will not be allowed in.”
For more information, or to download a form visit: www.southend.gov.uk/hwdf or call 01702 215006
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