I heard yesteday (Monday 29th) that people are no longer allowed to take anything away from the dump (either for free or for token payment). Before getting agitated, I have tried to find out the facts from Purbeck District Council but the person I need to speak to is apparently away today. I shall do all I can to stop this, if it does turn out to be their latest policy.
Of course, we have been here before, when it was operated by W&S (now it's SITA), and PDC pretty quickly reinstated the practice. But it seems a no-brainer that by definition a recycling centre should allow, even encourage, recycling in its purest form: allowing people to use something that others no longer have a use for.
Please post here any of your own experiences about this.