Apply for a vehicle waste permit

If you are just visiting the recycling centre in your car, you do not need a vehicle permit.

You will need a vehicle permit if you're visiting the recycling centre in a:

  • pick up
  • van
  • minibus (8 to 11 seats)
  • flatbed truck
  • vehicle with a trailer bigger than 0.9 metres x 1.2 metres

You will also need a vehicle permit if you are disposing of waste on behalf of a charity or community group.

Recycling rules for waste permits

There are some rules for waste permit holders:

  • site staff can refuse entry to residents who need a permit but do not have one
  • all waste brought to the site must be from the permit holder's home
  • the householder who applied for the permit must be there when the waste is brought to the recycling centre
  • once the time limit has run out on your permit, you must renew before you visit again
  • no business waste allowed to disposed of using a permit
  • if you are disposing of waste on behalf of a charity, visit our charity waste pages

Business customers can visit the business waste pages for more information.

Apply for a permit

Make sure you have your vehicle waste permit before you visit the site.

You need to create an account to use this service. The vehicle permit is free to apply for and use.

Apply now

To renew your permit, you will need to login to your account.

After you've applied

After you've applied or renewed your permit:

  • we will send your e-permit via email with a QR code
  • you will need to present the QR code to site staff (either in electronic or paper format) before you can dispose of any waste
  • permits are valid for 31 days (up to 90 days on renewal)

Assistance with applying for a waste permit

If do not have internet access you can apply for a permit using the internet facilities available at your local library.