The Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority is cracking down on the illegal disposing of trade waste abuse at household waste recycling centres based in the Wirral by introducing a permit scheme for vans from 1 October.
The scheme is designed to end abuse by commercial traders who avoid paying landfill tax by disposing their waste at HWRCs. Anyone using a van or large trailer to deposit household waste at West Kirby, Bidston and Clatterbridge HWRCs will need a permit, from 1 October.
MWDA councillor Kevin Cluskey said: Abuse of recycling centres by traders and commercial vehicles costs Wirral Council taxpayers thousands of pounds a year and we wont tolerate it anymore.
There is no perfect solution to stop traders trying to get onto our sites, but a number of waste authorities are already operating similar initiatives around the country and have found that permit schemes are the best weapon in the war against abusers.
Applying for a permit will be a quick and painless process.
The MWDA hope the scheme will reduce congestion at the three centres and improve safety by reducing movement of large vehicles.