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Household recycling centres permits

From 5 September 2016 if you use a van or a large trailer (between 1.8 and 3 meters) to visit Wiltshire's household recycling centres, you will need a free permit.

To apply you will need: 

  • Your contact details, address and council tax reference
  • registration number
  • V5 Registration document serial number
  • the make, model and colour of your vehicle.

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The following vehicles need a permit

  • Vans
  • Vehicles with permanently removed rear seats and/or blanked out rear/side windows
  • Flatbed or pick-up type vehicles
  • Trailers between 1.8 and 3 metres long


The following vehicles do not need a permit

  • Cars
  • 4x4s (excluding those which fall into the above categories)
  • small trailer (under 1.8 metres)


Vehicle TypePermit Required?
Car or 4x4No
Trailer (less than 1.8 metres)
No
Trailer (1.8 to 3.0 metres), van or pickup
Yes
Trailer (over 3.0 metres)
Van, pick-up or flatbed with a trailer (any size)
Horse box
Any vehicle over 3.5 tonne
These vehicles will not be allowed at any household recycling centre


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The permit will allow you a maximum of 12 visit a year.

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You should receive your permit within three weeks.

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Once you have applied and received your permit you need to take it with you each time you visit the household recycling centres and present it to a member of the site staff.

The site staff will check that your vehicle details match those shown on the permit and stamp your permit as a record of your visit. 

Your permit allows you a maximum of 12 visits per year.

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If you are borrowing a van you do not need to apply for a permit.

Just bring along to the site proof of your Wiltshire address (photo identification, such as a driving license, is preferable) and either:

  • the permit registered to the vehicle that you are borrowing or
  • for a works vehicle, a letter from the business loaning you the van, stating your name and the dates you are borrowing it

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If you are hiring a van you do not need to apply for a permit.

Just bring proof of your Wiltshire address (photo identification, such as a driving license, is preferable) and your hire agreement to the site to show site staff.


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Commercial waste cannot be taken to any of Wiltshire’s household recycling centres. 

For more information regarding commercial waste and your responsibilities, please visit our commercial waste page.

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No, you do not require a permit. Please display your blue badge when on site.


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Last updated: 23 February 2017 | Last reviewed: 23 February 2017