Permit for using a hire van

Permit for using a hire van

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

Please note: You will need to apply for a permit account 2 working days before your first visit.

Before hiring the van, pick-up truck or twin axle trailer you will first need to create an account to confirm you are a Greater Manchester resident.

How do I apply for a permit account?

The permit account is easy to apply for and is free of charge, it allows you a maximum of 18 visits over the year to dispose of household waste using a hire van. You can apply online at

You will receive confirmation about your permit status by email.

Once you have hired your hire vehicle and you have your hire documentation along with a registration number, you will  need to sign back into your account and add the hire vehicle details.

The system will then instantly provide you with a QR code that will only be valid for 24 hours. Please take your van hire agreement with you when visiting the HWRC.

Should you wish to hire the vehicle for another day, then please just re-add the vehicle details back into your account so another QR code can be generated for you.

Recycling Centres are for household waste only. This includes waste from normal day-to-day household activities and DIY projects. This does not include any waste produced by tradespeople or builders hired to carry out improvements, repairs, or alterations to your home. It is the trader’s responsibility to take this waste to a licenced commercial waste facility.

For further information and FAQ’s about the permit scheme please visit: Van and twin axle permit

If you are having technical problems with your application or have not received any correspondence regarding your acceptance within 2 working days, please contact:

Recycle for Greater Manchester