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Waste permit system saves council

A vehicle permit scheme has helped Cornwall Council save £600,000 in six months at its household waste recycling centres.

The scheme was introduced in February to tackle the problem of trade waste being left at the domestic waste recycling centres.

Drivers of vans, or vehicles with trailers that are more than 1.8m in internal length, are given 12 permits to use each year.

There has been a 15% fall in waste going through the sites, equating to a saving of approximately £600,000.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for waste management Julian German said: “I’m very pleased that the council has managed to make this saving of more than half a million pounds through introducing this rigorous system.”

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