Thurrock Council : Linford Household Waste & Recycling Centre’s Permit Scheme for trailers and vans in Thurrock
Thurrock Council has announced a new free permit scheme for residents using a van or trailer at the East Tilbury 'Tip' for domestic waste.
The Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre will continue to take domestic waste if brought by car.
The new scheme will reduce visitor queues, improve capacity on-site and reduce abuse of the site from non-Thurrock residents.
The permit, which will be valid for a year will give local van and trailer drivers a permit with 12 visit tabs which will be stamped on each visit.
Residents can make applications for permits online via the council website.
Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Aaron Watkins said: 'Our 'Clean it, Cut it, Fill it' initiative continues to make residents proud to live in Thurrock. The new permit is needed for domestic vans and vehicles towing a trailer, ensuring only domestic waste (not trade) is deposited at the site.
'Registered vehicles can visit up to 12 times in 12 months with limited use permits available for residents who wish to hire a van for a one off visit, e.g. house move. One permit is allowed for each household to ensure only Thurrock residents use our waste disposal services.
'Providing a Household Waste and Recycling Centre is a key element in keeping our borough clean and tidy and importantly providing residents with opportunities to recycle items that they wouldn't ordinarily place in their household bins.
'It is illegal to dump waste anywhere other than a licensed tip. We will continue to prosecute anyone found responsible for fly-tipping in our borough.'
It is illegal to dispose of commercial waste at this site. Our trade waste service can help your business with its commercial business waste and recycling needs charged at competitive prices.
For more information about the Permit Scheme, visit thurrock.gov.uk/HWRCpermit