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Household recycling centres ID FAQ

Introduction of proof of address scheme at Wiltshire’s household recycling centres

From 9 April 2018, users may be asked to provide a proof of address in order to use the household recycling centres. This must show that you live in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon Borough) as these sites are funded by Wiltshire Council for use by residents.

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A form of ID which shows your name and full address will be required.
Acceptable examples: 

  • Driving license
  • Council tax bill
  • Utility bill (either a printed or an electronic version is acceptable)
  • Your van and large trailer permit, if you are visiting the site in this type of vehicle

Digital versions (e.g. an electronic copy of a utility bill which displays your address on a phone or tablet) are acceptable. 

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You may be requested to show your proof of address when visiting HRCs from 9 April 2018. 

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No, you may be asked to leave without being allowed to dispose of your waste. 

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The site operators will only ask to see your proof of address, they will not record or keep this information. 

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No, residents who live outside the Wiltshire Council area should use the sites provided in their own local authority area.

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Yes, you may be asked for your proof of address each time you visit any of Wiltshire Council’s recycling sites. 

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There are currently no plans to provide car stickers as an alternative to residents providing their proof of address. 

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To ensure that access to sites is protected for anyone living in the Wiltshire Council area. Dealing with waste is becoming increasingly expensive and as these sites are funded by Wiltshire Council for use by its residents we need to ensure that we do not incur costs associated with receiving waste from people who live in other councils’ areas. People who do not pay their council tax to Wiltshire Council should use the sites provided in their own local authority areas.

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Last updated: 16 March 2018 | Last reviewed: 16 March 2018