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


Choose to reuse


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Pots, tubs and trays
Reuse pots, tubs and trays - great for crafting and gardening.
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Shopping bags
Keep one in your bag, the back of your car, in your coat pocket – so you always have one on hand when you do your essential shop.
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Face coverings
Save money and swap single use face coverings for reusable ones. Try making one yourself.
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Renew shops
This spring new reuse shops called ‘Renew’ selling pre-loved household items at an affordable price will open at three household waste recycling centres.

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