A new permit scheme to stop people from outside Bath and North East Somerset using its recycling centres has issued 22,000 permits already.
The new scheme was introduced in April.
Resident now have to have a free electric permit to use the three sites in Bath, Keynsham and Old Welton.
A door-to-door survey will be taking place in the Gloucestershire next week to find out residents’ views about recycling.
The survey is being carried out on behalf of the Gloucestershire Waste Partnership (GWP) and will start on Thursday.
It will take place in a sample of properties in Springbank, Whaddon, Podsmead, Linden, Stonehouse and Brockworth, and residents should be aware that all the interviewers will wear identity badges and will be carrying letters of authorisation.
Councillor Stan Waddington, Chairman of the GWP explains, "Gloucestershire’s councils have a target to recycle and compost at least 60% of our household waste by 2020. Although we’ve already come a long way, with recycling rates currently at just over 48%, there is still more to do."
Since an initial survey in these areas in 2011, people in these communities have been encouraged to recycle more to raise funds for local causes.
As the festive season draws to a close, we're being asked to 'treecycle' when we get rid of our Christmas trees. Somerset Waste Partnership says they can be composted, chipped or shredded instead of sending them to landfill where it will produce greenhouse gases.
Residents in Gloucester have until the end of today to have their say on waste and recycling services in the City.
A survey wants people to give their views on the current service and how it might be improved.
It's part of the Council's plan to send less waste to landfill and encourage people to recycle as much as possible.
Recycling rates in the area of Bath and North East Somerset has reached a record high. Homes are now recycling 52 per cent of their household waste compared to 46 percent last year.