Make sure you're aware of changes to bin collections over the festive period.
If you are visiting a Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip) with a van, pickup, minibus or you are towing a trailer you will need a waste permit. You can apply for up to three permits at one time.
A single waste permit is required per visit, which you hand to a member of staff when you arrive. There are two types of permit - a mixed waste permit and a garden waste permit.
Mixed waste permit - If you apply for three in one go they must be used within one 28 day period.
Garden waste permit - If you are disposing of garden waste only (including leaves, pruning, grass cuttings, branches, trees) you can pre book when you would like to visit the sites when you apply. If you apply for three each one will be valid for 28 days from the date you request.
Complete the mixed waste permit or garden waste permit form before noon on a weekday and your permits will either be:
Posted to you on the same day (second class post), or be available for collection from your nearest customer access point (please allow one hour for your request to be processed).
You can also:
Only certain types of vehicles can enter a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). Download Who needs a waste permit (PDF, 67kb) which provides more information on whether your vehicle can enter the site.
Make sure you read through and understand the following:
Our permit scheme was introduced to prevent commercial and trade waste from being illegally taken to our HWRCs.