Newton Abbot recycling centre users asked to show proof of address

The entrance of the Brunel Road recycling centre Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Posted on: 15 July 2020

From Monday July 27 users of the Brunel Road Recycling Centre in Newton Abbot will be asked to show that they live in the Devon County Council area to help reduce queues.

Users of the site will be asked to show proof of address, like a driving licence, council tax bill or utility bill, to a member of the gate staff before entry.

This is to ensure that residents who live outside the Devon County Council area do not use the site and contribute to capacity and queuing problems.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for

Photo of Councillor Andrea Davis

Councillor Andrea Davis

Infrastructure, Development and Waste, said:

“Queues to our Newton Abbot recycling centre in particular are sometimes long, and problematic. Therefore visitors to that site will be asked to show proof of residence in order to access the facility.

“This is to ensure that only Devon County Council residents can access this busy facility, which will help to manage the high demand on the site and reduce queues.”

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