Tuesday, September 09, 2014


North Lincolnshire people, including those in Brigg, can now  apply for a house clearance permit – free of charge – that entitles them to up to two visits a year to any household recycling centre (HRC) in the district, using a hired van.
The permits only apply to people living in North Lincolnshire. Applicants can  hire a van to clear their household rubbish from a property for house move or to deal with a relative’s estate, and take it to a designated HRC. No other sign written vehicles (e.g. owned by a private individual) will be allowed a permit.
Where possible, applicants are asked to separate their recyclable items and materials from the waste and place in the correct containers on the site in accordance with the signage and instructions from the site attendants.
The permit is valid for two visits in a specified two-week period and is limited to two per North Lincolnshire households each year (1 April to 31 March).
On arrival at the HRC, permits and a copy of the hire agreement from the vehicle hire company must be shown to the site attendant.
You can apply online for a permit at www.northlincs.gov.uk or contact the customer helpline on 01724 297000 to request an application form.
You will need to apply for the permit in advance and it will take around five days to process.
Coun Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds), cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The permit system will give residents greater flexibility in disposing of their waste. From time to time, people like to have a good old clear-out of their house and throw away any unwanted items that they no longer need. This can be costly in numerous trips to the Household Recycling Centre in a car. By introducing the permit system, residents will be able to hire a van that will hold more rubbish, reduce the number of trips and save time.
“But don’t forget, there are many charities that may gladly take your unwanted goods off your hands and at the same time, you are helping a good cause.”


1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

A good sensible move - but I pend a few other ideas to ponder...

1. Perhaps there is a need to stagger the open/closed days of the rural recycling centres. At the moment, they are closed on Wednesday and Thursdays leaving no local site for disposing of rubbish on 2 out of 7 days a week.

2. In similar centres in Cambridge there is usually an island of stockpiled useful items for sale - ranging from bathroom suits, garden tools, sheds to pots and pans, mirrors and etc...
Folks do dispose of otherwise very serviceable items and the Cambridge operators do tend to exploit this to create a win-win situation.
The sites do seem to employ more than one guy to oversee a site, but the income generated by the sale of good quality recycled goods appears to subsidise the coffers of pay expenditure...