A joiner has expressed his anger over a controversial new scheme for Kirklees Council’s tip sites.

Meltham resident Colin Moss, who uses the tip regularly, says staff at Bent Ley Road site told him he will be limited to just 12 visits a year in his van.

He is also worried about residents such as himself who do not use the internet, with the scheme now requiring people to register online to use the tips.

The changes will take effect from July and apply to the five waste sites across Kirklees, with different rules applying to different vehicles.

But Cheviot Avenue resident Colin, 62, accused Kirklees of lacking in “common sense”, as despite being able to make unlimited visits in his car, he cannot use it for garden waste and dumping large furniture as he would do with his van.

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He also said the scheme was “just a way to get more details off people”.

Colin, who is a semi-retired joiner, said: “In the summer I cut my grass every week or so, which is about three visits a month. I am also currently re-decorating my house. I’ll soon use up my limit.

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“Why should the council dictate what kind of vehicle I use?

“The council don’t seem to think things through. There’s a lot of people who don’t use the internet and will struggle to register.”

A council spokesperson said: “There are a number of ways people without a computer can register, for example using smartphones, libraries, council customer care centres, friends, family, neighbours and so on.

“There are some limits on usage for larger and commercial type vehicles, at a level we believe is reasonable for the size of vehicle involved.

“These types of vehicles may require additional information, such as a permission letter from the company that owns them, so it is important residents enter correct contact details.”