Recycling Centres

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Is the Mobile Recycling Centre available for hire?

Answer:
The Mobile Recycling Centre can be hired for use at events. If you are holding an event, and would like to consider hiring the use of the Mobile Recycling Centre, please email iwmrc@amey.co.uk and Amey will contact you to discuss your needs.

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Question: Can I leave items in the area where the Mobile Recycling Centre will be before it arrives?

Answer: No you should only take items to the Mobile Recycling Centre when it is in operation. Leaving items in an area is classed as flytipping. You could face a fine, and ultimately prosecution, if you are responsible for flytipping.

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Question: What is the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre (CWRC)?

Answer: The CWRC provides a ‘pay as you throw’ facility for traders/commercial users to dispose of their waste.It is located in the lower area of Lynnbottom Civic Amenity Site.

The site accepts debit/credit card payment only and busnesses using the site MUST be a registered waste carrier. Different charges apply to different types of waste streams and we recommend you separate your waste before arriving. Mixed loads will be charged at the General Waste rate. Prices are subject to change.

Trade, commercial or business waste can be defined as waste from premises used wholly or mainly for the purposes of a trade or business or for the purpose of sport, recreation, education or entertainment but not including household; agricultural or industrial waste.


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Question: Is there a charge for a Waste Carriers License?

Answer: Licences are usually free if you only transport business waste you produce at your own business. Please contact the Environment Agency for more information.

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Question: Is it illegal to transport or dispose of any waste produced by a commercial activity without a Waste Carriers License?

Answer: Yes, under current UK law, it is illegal to transport commercial waste without the licence. You could be reported to the Environment Agency or Crimestoppers if you are suspected of illegally disposing of commercial waste.

You can be fined up to £5000 by the Environment Agency if you do not have a valid Waste Carriers License.


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Question: Permit Scheme - Is there a charge for the permit?

Answer: No, the permit is free

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Question: Permit Scheme - Are the permits transferrable?

Answer: No, the permits are not transferrable and are assigned to the vehicle, not the individual

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Question: Permit Scheme - How do I apply for a permit?

Answer: To apply for a permit, use the form available at www.iwight.com/waste or please contact 01983 823777 from 31 March 2017. You will need to provide your name, address, vehicle type, colour and registration.

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Question: Permit Scheme - How do you monitor usage?

Answer: Both Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh HWRCs have CCTV cameras and ANPR cameras (automatic number plate recognition) cameras in place. Visits are recorded on a database.

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Question: Permit Scheme - Why 12 visits, why not more?

Answer: According to the most recent customer survey on waste services, and in line with previous surveys, the vast majority of users only use Lynnbottom or Afton Marsh HWRC on average once a month. The 12 visits for a period of one year from the date of issue is in line with the findings from the survey.

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Question: If the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre is closed, can I dispose of my commercial waste in the household waste and recycling area at Lynnbottom or Afton Marsh?

Answer: No, disposing of trade/commercial waste in the domestic skips at Lynnbottom is against UK regulations and you may be banned from either site if you are found to be doing this.

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Question: How do you work out the cost of disposal at the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre?

Answer: New weighbridges have been installed at the CWRC. Your vehicle will be weighed into the CWRC to get a total weight. Once you have unloaded, a second weight is taken which gives the total weight of the waste. Depending on what type of waste you disposed of, you will pay the charge equivalent to the difference in weights.

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Question: I am a trader but want to dispose of my own household recycling. Can I use the Mobile Recycling Centre and, if so, will it count as one of my 12 permitted visits to an Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of my household recycling?

Answer: Unfortunately no waste or recycling can be disposed of by traders in the Mobile Recycling Centre, including personal waste/recycling. Traders disposing of their household waste must use either Lynnbottom or Afton Marsh Household Waste Recycling Centres.



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Question: Can I just turn up and pay to dispose of my commercial/business waste or recycling at the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre (CWRC)?

Answer: If you transport waste as part of your business, you will require a waste carriers license. Alternatively, if you pay someone else to dispose of your commercial waste, they must have a valid Waste Carriers License from the Environment Agency (EA) before arriving. This is a legal requirement and failure to have one could lead to a fine of £5000 from the EA. You will not be permitted to dispose of any waste without a valid Waste Carriers License. Waste disposers will also be required to have a waste transfer note for any wastes being deposited.

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Question: I have a Waste Carriers License but forgot to bring it with me, can I dispose of my waste in the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre (CWRC)?

Answer: Unfortunately not, customers will not be permitted to dispose of waste in the CWRC without their valid Waste Carriers License

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Question: What items are accepted in the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre (CWRC)?

Answer: Currently, the following items can be disposed of. Each item carries an individual charge unless stated otherwise. Prices and waste streams are subject to change at all times. It is recommended users separate their waste and bring individual loads for disposal where possible to avoid excess charges. Mixed loads are charged at General Waste rates.
Textiles (free)
Mixed paper & card (free)
Aluminium Cans (free)
Scrap Metal (free)
Paint
Hardcore & rubble
Mixed glass
Green waste
Hard plastics
Wood & timber
Plasterboard
General waste
Tyres – Car or van only (no agricultural tyres will be accepted)
Asbestos


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Question: Permit Scheme - I use a trailer – can I still use the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)?

Answer: From 5 June 2017, vehicle and trailer combinations with a length of more than 7.7.m will no longer be allowed to use HWRCs. Vehicle and trailer combinations less than 7.7.m can continue to use Lynnbottom as normal. This has been introduced to reduce waiting times due to delays caused by oversized trailers taking up excess parking bays or causing obstructions on site.

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Question: Permits: Can I dispose of my household waste using a tipper vehicle?

Answer: It is possible to use a tipper vehicle to dispose of your household waste, however there are restrictions. Tipper vehicles are not permitted to use the household waste recycling centre at either Afton Marsh or Lynnbottom. However, tipper vehicles are permitted to dispose of their household waste in the Commercial Waste Recycling Centre, which is located in the lower part of Lynnbottom HWRC. Tipper vehicles using this facility are requested to visit between 4.30pm and 8pm (6pm winter opening hours) Monday to Saturday only and must not use their tipper function at any time. Tipper vehicles are not permitted to use the CWRC at any time on Sundays.

Tipper vehicles are also required to have a commercial vehicle permit. You will not be permitted to tip your personal household waste without a permit.


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