Van and Trailer access at recycling centres

How to book and prepare your visit

The Council's six recycling centres are licensed for the use of our residents and no waste from a business can be accepted at any of the sites.  As a result no commercial vans, trailers, flatbeds or minibuses are allowed into any site to dispose of commercial waste.  If you are a business and need to dispose of commercial waste, you can find details of appropriately licensed sites online or consult a waste disposal directory.

If you are a resident and intend to use  a van, trailer or minibus to dispose of household waste at any recycling centre, you must pre book your visit at least 48 hours in advance and provide information on the type of material you are disposing. A home visit may be arranged to confirm the type of materials before access will be granted to a site.  Please see below for information on how to book your vehicle in to a site;

What about a hired van?

If you are a resident and you are hiring a vehicle to dispose of your own waste then you must pre-book your visit at least 48 hours in advance and provide information on the type of material you are disposing.  You must bring the short term hire agreement, photographic id and Utility bill with matching address when you are disposing of the waste. Please contact us to book your vehicle in.

What about my works van or if I own a van?

A Supervisor visit is required to confirm the material to be disposed of is being generated at the address where you live and you must also show photographic ID that you live at this address supported by a utility bill and proof that you are allowed to drive the vehicle that will dispose of the waste. Please note the vehicle to be booked in to attend the site must be available for inspection during the home visit. Please  contact us to book a Supervisor visit.

For all visits,

  • The contents of your van will be inspected by the site attendant to ensure it matches the list provided at the time of booking and the waste is not commercial. 
  • If the material is thought to be commercial or different from the list you provided at the time of booking, access to the site will be denied
  • A maximum of three visits to the site will be permitted for each booking.  

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