Barnsley doesn’t want Sheffield rubbish

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PEOPLE using dumpit sites in Barnsley will be asked to prove they are from the town in an effort to stop Sheffielders driving across the border to get rid of their rubbish.

A spokesman for Barnsley Council said the authority is experiencing an increase in visitor numbers across its four Household Waste Recycling Centres. This, says the council, is due to the industrial dispute affecting the running of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres operated by Sheffield Council.

As a result residents from Sheffield are trying to use Barnsley’s facilities. But in a move to stop the trend, dumpit site visitors will now need to produce ID proving they pay their council tax to Barnsley.

The spokesman added: “The Household Waste Recycling Centres in Barnsley are for the exclusive use of Barnsley residents.

“As a temporary measure to ensure that only Barnsley residents are using these sites, users of the sites may be asked to show some form of personal identification to confirm they are a resident of Barnsley. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s licence, a recent council tax bill or a utility bill.”