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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and advice

Following the government announcement on the 5th of January 2021, all the Recycling Centres will remain open. To ensure the safety of the public and staff please follow the below guidelines:

  • only visit if you really need to do so

  • follow social distancing measures when on site

  • wear a face covering

  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy

  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site

  • all recycling containers are open

  • wash your hands before and after your visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Recycling Centres still be open during local restrictions?

All Recycling Centres will remain open. For the latest information about Recycling Centres, please read all the information on the Recycling Centres Opening Times web page before you visit.

Are waste transfer facilities for vehicles over 2 metres high open during the local restrictions?

Yes. Waste transfer facilities for van, hire vehicles or trailers over 2 metres high  will remain open.

Are my bins going to be collected as normal?

Your council’s bin collection crews are working hard to ensure your bins are collected. However, there may be changes to your collection service.

Please check your local council for up to date information and to report any missed collections.

Can I pay someone to get rid of my waste?

You have a legal Duty of Care to ensure your household waste is disposed of correctly. You can be prosecuted even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf. If it’s your waste, it’s your responsibility. Always use a registered waste carrier to collect your waste. Find a registered waste carrier in your area on the Environment Agency’s website. For more information visit the fly tipping page.

What should I do with personal waste?

Guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.  Please put disposable gloves and face masks in your general waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

For more information, visit GOV.UK

What should I do with face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE) used for social distancing?

Remove PPE carefully, and avoid touching the inside of your face covering.

After you remove your PPE or face covering, wash your hands or use hand sanitiser.

If you need to throw away used face coverings or PPE, such as gloves:

You do not need to:

For more information, visit GOV.UK

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