ALL TRAILERS will be banned from next week at the Bognor Regis household waste recycling site.
The bar on them will take effect on Monday to improve safety at the site off Shripney Road and to reduce congestion.
West Sussex County Council is bringing in the ban and will also require householders in the county who drive commercial-type vehicles to obtain a free permit from the same day.
The permit will apply to anyone who uses a van, pick-up or single axle trailer at any of the sites around West Sussex.
The system is designed to cut congestion, eliminate illegal disposal of commercial waste and discourage people from outside of the county bringing in large loads of material.
Cllr Deborah Urquhart, the county council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “We’ve had a good response to the scheme with over 8,000 permits issued so far. But we want to make sure as many people as possible are aware of the scheme before it is fully implemented on October 1.
“The process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Once you have the permit, you are free to visit the sites as before.
“If you have family or friends with a commercial type vehicle or trailer, I woud urge you to mention the scheme to them.”
Some vehicles will be banned as well from all the sites from Monday. These include multi-axle trailers, horse boxes, tipper trucks and flatbed or dropside trucks.
West Sussex residents can apply for a permit at: westsussex.gov.uk/permitscheme
The scheme does not cover waste generated by a business or household waste that has been collected by a trader for a charge.