AN online recycling scheme is set to be launched in a bid to make it more convenient for dropping waste off in trailers or vans.

Residents in the borough will be able to print their own permits at home to take items to a recycling centre rather than waiting for them to arrive in the post.

The online permit system will be up and running in April with users able to scan their permits at the centres.

One permit is allowed per month for residents and it must have the address on it where the waste has come from.

Paul Barton, assistant director for environment at the council, said: “Our old system was time-consuming so as part of The Deal we want to improve things for our customers and help them to recycle more, recycle right.

"This new digital offer will mean residents can quickly obtain a permit 24/7 at a time that suits them.”

Drivers with a twin-axle trailer or a van need a permit- cars with no trailers do not require one.

Trade waste is not permitted at the centres either, which includes waste from shops, landlords, property developers or businesses.

People are also being urged to sort their waste in order before arriving to save time.

For more information about the household recycling centres, visit