From 1 April 2019 there are changes at your local household recycling centre, are you ready?

Waste Permit Scheme

1. Apply for a waste permit

You only need a permit if you are:

  • using a commercial vehicle
  • using any vehicle with a trailer larger than 1.2m x 0.9m
  • disposing of asbestos 
  • on foot

Please visit our Access and site restrictions page for more information on banned vehicles 

Any waste being deposited must be from your home address used in this application. No business waste is allowed to be disposed of using an e-permit. Please note if you employ someone to take your waste to a household recycling centre the waste is then classed as business waste and charges will be applicable – visit the business waste pages.

One permit per household. Please note the householder who has been issued with the permit must be present when the waste is brought to the recycling centre.


How does the permit work?

  1. If you wish to apply for an e-permit you must create an account
  2. You can then apply for your permit and future permits
  3. Your e-permit will be sent via email with a QR code.
  4. Present the QR code to HRC site staff (either in electronic or paper format) for validation before depositing waste.
  5. Make sure you know when your permit runs out.

Users will be refused entry to site without a valid e-permit.

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Last updated: 13 May 2019

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