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


Avoid food waste this Winter Solstice

December is the month of the year to celebrate togetherness, to be thankful for the year and all that has brought us. Traditionally the winter solstice was a celebration of the crops and abundance of the year. Today we still enjoy celebrating but we oversee the tonnes of food waste the festivities create, so I have started using this delicious recipe that celebrates ingredients that winter gives. You can also use leftover veggies from your Sunday roast dinner!

plate of soup and crackers

To make a winter warming soup you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • A bunch of parsley
  • Handful of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups of milk or milk alternative
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

I love this soup as it is very easy to make, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Melt the butter and sauté the onions, when tender add the carrots, potatoes, and herbs until it all has been sautéed
  2. Add water and milk and simmer for 30 mins on a low heat
  3. Puree and season to taste
  4. Enjoy with crusty bread!


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