Changes to the Sort It centres

From 1 October the opening times for all of the Sort It centres will change to 8.30am – 4.30pm. These times will apply all year round and mean that the Little Stoke site will reopen on a Wednesday.

The Communities Committee agreed to the changes to improve the operation of the sites on 22 July 2015. The recommended changes followed a public consultation carried out between November 2014 and February 2015.

Other changes planned for 2016 are a resident vehicle registration scheme, where all residents will need to register their vehicle to access the sites, and an electronic van permit scheme for all vans. These measures will help to reduce the number of people from neighbouring council districts and commercial users from visiting our sites.

The existing automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system will be updated and used to implement the registration schemes. It will be easy to register online, over the phone or at the One Stop Shops.

We will let everyone know when they can start to register later this year.

For more information visit www.southglos.gov.uk/sortit

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