From 1 April 2016 Nottinghamshire County Council will be introducing a number of changes to the Recycling Centre service, including implementing a registration scheme for residents wishing to use the network of 12 sites in the County.
These changes were approved by the County Council at the budget meetings in February 2014 and 2015 in response to on-going funding challenges.
The registration scheme will require anyone accessing the sites to have completed an on-line (or via telephone support from the Customer Service Centre) application through the Councils “Self Portal” to confirm the details of their Nottinghamshire address, and assign access rights to a maximum of two vehicles registered to that address.
To enforce the scheme the Council, and its waste contractor Veoila, will initially be undertaking electronic checks on vehicles entering the Recycling Centres, and advising and supporting residents with the on-line registration process. They will also be informing non-residents to utilise sites within the administrative area in which they live.
From September 2016 the Nottinghamshire County Council will be enforcing the scheme more rigorously, and any vehicles not registered on the system will be refused access to deposit waste.
Surveys of the Recycling Centre sites indicate that cross border usage may be as much as 15% for some facilities, which means the County Council currently subsidises disposal costs for neighbouring Waste Disposal Authorities.
In addition the County Council is also introducing an on-line pre booking process, and a range of disposal charges for residents wishing to deposit certain non-household inert wastes, including gypsum containing products, at the Recycling Centres when delivered in a van, pick-up or trailer. These charges will not extend to cars.
As with previous Recycling Centre service changes, including site closures, the County Council will work closely with the Borough and Distract Councils to monitor the effects of these changes and identify and address any adverse impacts on either kerbside or instances of fly-tipping.