From next month residents of Bath & North East Somerset will have to register with the Council before they can use the recycling centres at Pixash Lane in Keynsham as well as Midland Road, Bath and Old Welton, Radstock. Anyone living outside the District will no longer be able to use the facilities. The ‘electronic permit’ system does not involve any form of physical pass, but by registering details with the Council, electronic number plate recognition will be used at the entrance to the sites. Alternatively, residents who already possess a Discovery Card can show this. Registration is free and is valid for 3 years.
The move comes as B&NES, along with other Councils, faces significant rises in charges for landfill disposal of waste and while it achieves a high level of recycling, the aim is to ensure that money is not spent on treating household waste from non residents. You can register on line at www.bathnes.gov.uk, by phone on 01225 394041 or in person at Council Connect One Stop Shops. The system becomes operational on 2nd April.