From the 1st December 2021, you will need a permit if you are visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of household waste using your own van, pick-up truck or a twin axle trailer

Use the link below to find out more information and apply for your permit. Please note: you will need to provide a copy of your V5C form (logbook) and current proof of address.

Please note: visitors using a standard car or a vehicle adapted for wheelchair users do NOT need a permit to use the Recycling Centres unless you intend to visit with a twin axle trailer.

Van and twin axle permit

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Upcycled nursery for a first baby

Fashion editor and parent-to-be Natalie Sung from Sale, shared with us how she transformed her once spare bedroom into an amazing safari-themed nursery, ready for her new baby.  We were bowled over by her photos that we spotted on a Facebook page and she has kindly agreed to share her top 5 finds with us! Check out the upcycled zebra!

  1. Sleepyhead – bought secondhand on Facebook marketplace for £35 (£130 brand new).

Mint green nursery cot with sleepyhead and animal mobile

2.  Mokee mini cot – bought brand new on offer for £84 (Normally £100). It can be used up to 3 years old and converts from a cot to a toddler bed. It’s made from FSC certified beechwood and eco-friendly paint.

3.  Wicker shelf – charity shop find for £20 (approx. £90 brand new).

Secondhand wicker shelf with books and toys

4.  Rattan drawer unit bought from Facebook marketplace for £35 (approx. £100 brand new) and made it into a changing table. The  mattress was free as part of Baby Box University. You can complete an online course for a free sleep box, nappies and vouchers.

Secondhand ratttan drawer unit used as a baby changing unit

5. Rocking Zebra – Free from a recycling group on Facebook. After some TLC and a lick of paint – it looks as good as new!

Wooden rocking zebra in the back of a carUpcycled wooden rocking zebra in baby nursery with wicker chair and plant

Natalie’s top 3 shopping tips:

  •  Take your time in shopping around but start early.
  •  Join free groups on Facebook and turn notifications on as things get snapped up quickly
  • Look on Facebook marketplace and visit charity shops, stock changes constantly.

Do you have any money-saving, upcycling ideas?  Please share them with us!  You can either leave a comment below, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter!

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