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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole get app for recycling centres


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council has released a mobile app to help residents plan their use of local recycling centres.

Named BCP Tip Check, it provides a traffic light system with live information on how busy a centre is, so people can avoid queues when it is busy.

It has been developed with smart systems specialist Xpertnes – which has also worked with the council on its Beach Check app – in response to concerns about road congestion around the council’s three main recycling centres.

The app also provides information on opening hours and services at each site.

Cllr Mark Anderson, portfolio holder for environment, cleansing and waste, said: “The BCP Tip Check app enables us to digitally inform residents of how busy their local centre is by using live information.

“The last year has been a particular busy one at our recycling centres, with over 750,000 cars visiting our three recycling centres and over 40,000 tonnes of waste disposed of in 2021.

“As a local authority, we continue to make improvements in reducing the amount of waste which goes to landfill. I’m grateful to all our residents who continue to do their bit and dispose of waste responsibly, so collectively we can recycle as much as possible.”

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