Temporary garden and household waste permit

The temporary garden and household waste permit scheme is reinstated, coming into effect from Monday 19 July 2021.

Waste site updates

Waste site consultation: we have launched a consultation on proposed changes to our recycling and household waste sites. Have your say before 24 January 2024.

Always check the web page for your intended waste site before you visit. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing.

Weekends: Before setting off, check our website for opening hours, check our Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates. Please note:

  • Weekends are usually busy. Sometimes we're unable to accept certain materials and, in extreme cases, may have to close sites until there is sufficient capacity to run them safely.
  • We plan for busy periods, but urge you to think about when to visit your waste site, to avoid delays.
  • When visiting one of our sites please remember to wear appropriate sturdy footwear and gloves.

Check if you need a permit

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 temporary garden and household waste permits:

  • Permits are free of charge
  • Valid for 14 days at one site
  • Permits are registered to one person and one vehicle – they are non-transferable
  • Permits are emailed to you

Apply for a waste permit

You can apply for a temporary garden and household waste permit online - your permit will be emailed to you.

Alternatively you can choose to receive your permit through the post by contacting our customer service team.

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