Local residents are being reminded that they will now need passes to gain entry to East Riding recycling sites.
From October 1, all vehicles entering recycling sites across the region will need to display a pass to prove that they reside in the East Riding - in order to use the facility. The new pass system has been introduced by the council to make the system fairer and ensure that only residents of the county can use the sites. Thousands of passes were posted out in July and August and can be used at any of the 10 household recycling sites across the region.
Cllr Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: “We are bringing these passes in to make sure East Riding residents are getting full use of the waste and recycling facilities available to them. “Residents in the East Riding do a fantastic job with their recycling, which is there for everyone to see when the recycling league tables are released each year. “I would encourage all residents to keep hold of their passes and prepare for the change coming from 1 October.” After that date, those who don’t display a pass will be questioned by a site attendant about their place of residence and non-East Riding residents will be turned away. Alternatively, a valid driving license, utility bill, council tax bill or bank statement showing the Epson’s address can be used to prove that they live in the East Riding.