ANPR at Gerpins Lane Tip
In an effort to tackle commercial waste being dumped with residential waste, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) will be introduced at Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre from 1st February.
While this is a facility paid for through your council tax (some £13m per year) and open to all residents, there is an increasing trend of traders using the site to dispose of commercial waste without declaring it and thereby avoiding making payment. With overall disposal costs of £130 per tonne, and increasing, this is a costly burden for council tax payers to bear. Frequent visits by residents can be arranged, but the ANPR cameras will be used to identify and challenge vehicles carrying trade waste, including those using cars and small vans.
Please continue to bring either a current council tax bill or driving licence with you as proof of residence when you visit.
More information at ANPR article