Posted: Thu 18th Feb 2016

Widening the range of accepted ID at HWRCs /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016

Staff at Cardiff’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will now accept a wider range of proof of residency from residents wanting to use the service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At the start of January 2016 users were asked to provide a driver’s licence, current Council Tax bill or recent utility bill in order to use a HWRC. Alongside these documents staff will now accept the following:
• Bank statements
• Tenancy Agreement (no more than 12 months old)
• Concessionary Cardiff Council issued bus passes
• Credit card/ mobile phone/ broadband/ TV bills
• Mortgage statement
• Council voting forms
• A recent letter from City of Cardiff Council on headed notepaper
• A recent HMRC/ Inland Revenue bill
• Parking Permit (displaying registration number) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire said: “Initial findings show that the ID scheme at our HWRCs is working well. But we want to make using our sites as straightforward as possible for people who live in Cardiff so we decided to broaden the range of ID that we accept. It’s also important to reiterate the reason we introduced these measures in the first place. People from outside Cardiff who used our HWRC’s were costing the Council in excess of £430,000 a year. It seems only fair to me that our services are only available to those entitled to use them.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Staff will NOT accept Active Leisure cards, library cards, blue disabled badges and visitor parking permits as the requirement to live in Cardiff does not apply to these forms of ID. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Since the new measures were introduced the Council has noticed a 16% drop in total tonnages received at Bessemer Close HWRC. This corresponds with an earlier survey which showed that 17% of site users at the Bessemer Close site came from outside Cardiff. Initial data also shows that building waste has dropped by 115% across all HWRC sites and by 262% at Bessemer Close. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

City of Cardiff Council currently has three HWRCs at the following sites: Bessemer Close in Grangetown, Lamby Way in Rumney and Wedal Road in Cathays. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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