A clampdown on waste disposal rules will see over 180,000 recycling permits issued to residents across Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham.
From 1 July, the re3 recycling centres will only accept household waste from people living in these areas.
Every household in the re3 area will be sent a recycling centre permit in the post. Visitors should display the permit in their windscreen in order to access the recycling centres in Bracknell and Reading.
Alternative forms of ID – a driving license photocard and proof of address in the form of a council tax bill, bank or credit card statement or utility bill will also be accepted.
The move is intended to ensure that only residents from Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham local authorities are using the recycling centres for free.
“We are implementing these changes to ensure fairness for re3 area residents both in terms of their access to the two recycling centres in Bracknell and Reading and not paying for the disposal of the waste from other areas via their council tax.”
The change has been made following West Berkshire Council giving notes that it intends to stop an annual payment of £500,000 for waste delivered to re3 recycling centres by West Berkshire residents.
A Bracknell, Wokingham and Reading councils decided it was unfair to expect re3 area council tax payers to fund waste management services for residents living in other local authorities.
Every household in Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham is being issued with one vinyl permit per household – much like a tax disc – that can be used by more than one car in the same house.
Bracknell Forest’s Executive Member for Environment and Chairman of the Joint Waste Disposal Board, Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE said: “We are implementing these changes to ensure fairness for re3 area residents both in terms of their access to the two recycling centres in Bracknell and Reading and not paying for the disposal of the waste from other areas via their council tax.”