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New opening times at the Sort It centres

South Gloucestershire Council - 29th September 2015

From 1 October 2015 ALL of the Sort It Centres will open Monday to Sunday 08:30am to 4:30pm all year round*

Little Stoke Sort It centre re-open on Wednesdays

*except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day when they will be closed

Residents using large vans to deposit household waste can continue to use the sites

Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 8:30am to 12pm
Sunday no access

The height and trailer restrictions at Little Stoke Sort It centre still apply.

Trade and commercial waste cannot be accepted at any of the Sort It centres.

Facilities for commercial waste are available at the transfer stations next to the Sort It centres at Mangotsfield and Yate.

The Sort It centres are for the sole use of South Gloucestershire residents and you may be asked for proof of residency and identification when visiting the site.

Why are the opening times changing?

Changing opening times at the Sort It centres is the first step to making improvements to them and reducing the number of non residents and traders using the sites. These have been agreed by the Communities Committee following a public consultation that took place November 2014 to February 2015.

We have reviewed the number of people visiting the Sort It centres and found that they are not used very much during the longer opening hours in the summer. The new opening times have been based on the times when the sites are used the most.

Making opening times shorter during the summer also means that we can now reopen the Little Stoke Sort It Centre on Wednesdays.

What else is changing?

In 2016 the following changes will be introduced:

  • residents vehicle registration scheme to make sure that only South Gloucestershire residents can use the sites
  • electronic permits for all vans, replacing the current van access policy to reduce commercial use of the sites. Vans will be restricted to 12 visits a year

We will let everyone know when they can start to register later this year. Visit www.southglos.gov.uk/sortit for more information.

To find out about what can be accepted at the Sort It centres, where to find them and van access visit www.southglos.gov.uk/sortit or call 01454 868000