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MWDA targets trade waste abuse

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.


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