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Apply for a waste permit

You can now apply for a household chemical waste permit. All other waste permit types are currently suspended

Applications for waste permits are suspended

You currently do not need a waste permit unless you are disposing of household chemicals.

Waste types are restricted - check the waste site pages for the types of waste we can currently accept.

Please book an appointment if you need to visit a site.

Check if you need a waste permit

October 2020: You can now get a permit for disposing of household chemicals - see below.

You currently do not need a permit to dispose of any other type of waste, but you'll need to book an appointment to visit a waste site.

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Apply online for a household chemical waste permit

  • Permits are only available to Leicestershire county residents. The online application will not proceed if you live in the city or neighbouring counties.
  • Permits are free of charge.
  • Permits are emailed to you upon approval.
  • Permit applications are not processed during weekends, so please allow sufficient time for the permit to be processed.
  • You must have the permit before attending the chemical waste site.

Online application process for waste permits

Apply for a chemical waste permit using a 'Self' account - if you already have one, click the green button below to start your application.

If you don't have a Self account yet, just Sign up with your email address:

  • If you've had a waste permit before: you may see a red prompt saying your email address is already registered, which means we've moved you onto our new 'Self' system - just click the forgotten password link to reset your password.
  • New sign ups: you will receive a verification email (check spam/junk folders) - just click the link in the email to verify your account. Add your name and address in the profile form and click Submit.

You can complete online applications at any time by following the link below and logging in. See a list of your application(s) in the My Requests area.

Apply online for a chemical waste permit Log in to your Self account

If you don’t have an email address and require a chemical waste permit, please contact our Customer Service Centre - details on Contact our waste team.

Call waiting times might be considerable as we regularly deal with high numbers of calls during this time. Booking online (as detailed above) is quicker and easier.

Changes to vehicle ownership or address

The household chemical waste permit is short term and doesn't need updating.

Renewing a waste permit

You apply for a new permit as and when you need one, you cannot renew a permit.

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