Tighter controls at Cornish household waste centres

Tighter controls are being introduced at household waste and recycling centres in Cornwall to prevent the illegal dumping of trade waste.

Numberplate recognition cameras will be used and van owners will be required to have a permit to use the centres.

Cornwall Council said it was introducing the new measures because it was costing the taxpayer £1.16m each year to process the trade waste.

It is illegal to deposit trade waste at licensed household centres.

The council said the new measures would protect the "valuable facilities for people in Cornwall."

The new systems will be introduced in January 2011.

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