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Tip mix-up is a load of rubbish

Brian Dunn from Morecambe with his vehicle which gets turned away from the recycling centre

Brian Dunn from Morecambe with his vehicle which gets turned away from the recycling centre

A man was left bemused after staff at the local tip said he couldn’t leave household waste because he needed a permit despite him driving a car.

Brian Dunn of Morecambe was left even more confused when he visited the tip a week later in his car and nothing was said about his vehicle.

The first time Brian. of Campion Way, Westgate, visited Salt Ayre tip he was getting rid of pieces of wood.

He said: “They said I would need a permit as I was driving a van. I have a Citroen Berlingo which is not a van, its a car.

“I made the effort to go to the tip and they said I would need a permit. It really is pathetic. They need to assess what the waste is being brought in, not the vehicle.

“Its not the peoples’ fault, its the tip’s fault.

“A week later I went again with some household waste and nothing was said about me needing a permit. They need to look at their policy, at what people can and can’t dump.

“If people are being turned away, they are just going to flytip the stuff or get rid of it another way.

“They need to make it clear.”

John Birch, Lancashire County Council waste management, said: “We restrict access to the recycling centres by certain vehicles to increase site safety, reduce congestion and control the types of waste bought to the site.

Without knowing the exact details of this incident it is unclear whether a permit was required, but we would encourage anyone who is unsure to contact Lancashire County Council.”

 

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