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From 2 December, Leicestershire moves into Tier 3 – we're working through what this means for our services and we’ll update our website when we can. In the meantime please check back for updates, and find out more about the new restrictions at


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Long-term waste permits

The long-term waste permits scheme is 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.

You'll need a permit if you're using a:

  • Van, pick-up truck or any vehicle designed or altered to transport goods
  • Trailer 4 foot 6 inches (1.37 metres) long or over (from front board to back board)

Key facts about long-term permits:

  • Free of charge
  • Valid for up to 12 visits within 2 years
  • Sent out in the first class post
  • Cannot be renewed - you must apply for a new one
  • Only one permit is issued per household to a nominated vehicle
  • Permits cannot be transferred between vehicles in households with more than one vehicle
  • Permits are not transferable between sites - if you need to use an alternative site, you'll need to apply for a temporary permit

Apply for a long-term waste permit

You can apply for a long-term permit online

Changes to vehicle ownership or address

You'll need to tell us if:

  • the vehicle is sold
  • your address changes

You can use our online form to update details on a waste permit

You must return the permit with your old details on. Your new permit will be sent out in the first class post.

If you need to visit the recycling and household waste site while you are waiting for your new permit you can apply for a temporary one.

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