Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) Fair Usage statement

24 Jun 2022

At Thursday’s Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee (23rd June 2022) a recommendation was agreed to increase the number of visits a household can make to the HRRC from 12 to 24 times per year for cars. 

The fair usage policy was first introduced to the Kimpton Park Way site in July 2021 in response to concerns that some users were taking advantage of the unlimited usage to dispose of commercial waste.

Limiting the amount of visits has helped ensure that council tax payers are not footing the bill for those who are disposing of commercial waste illegally, or those who are disposing of excessive amounts of waste on a regular basis.  

The fair usage policy has been in operation since then, allowing households to access the site up to 12 times a year. Following feedback from residents, the limit has been doubled to 24, ensuring that all residents get the access they need. Visits to the site are by appointment only for car, van and large vehicle users and must be booked in advance

Councillor Barry Lewis, Chair of the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee, said 

“We’ve listened carefully to feedback from residents to make the changes they wanted to see. By doubling the number of trips and improving the booking system, residents will be able to access the facilities they need to dispose of household waste.

The limit will also stop commercial traders taking advantage of the public service and will protect the value of residents' council tax".

The new usage policy will come into effect from Monday 27 June.

Read more on the Sutton Council’s Environment Strategy webpage.