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Household Recycling Centre vehicle and large trailer permits

Household Recycling Centre vehicle or large trailer permits

Household Recycling Centres are for the disposal of household waste only. It is illegal to dispose of commercial waste at these sites.

Permits are required for all commercial type vehicles or large trailers 1.8 metres by 1.2 metres (6 feet by 4 feet) or over, or with more than one axle. See below for more information about who needs a permit.

Vans and flat bed trucks over 3,000 kilograms, signwritten vehicles and most hire vehicles are not permitted to apply for a permit. Hire vehicles maybe eligible for a house clearance permit.

Free permits are no longer available for residents who live outside North Lincolnshire if they have a commercial type vehicle or trailer 1.8 metre by 1.2 metre (6 feet by 4 feet), 0.4 metres (16 inch) sides or over, or trailers with more than one axle.  

Lincolnshire County Council residents can apply for up to 12 visits per year at a cost of £152. Please email wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297848 or for more details.

Apply for a permit

If you prefer, you can print an application form [PDF, 129Kb], which you can complete and return to waste management.

There is no charge for this permit.

Please note:

  • permits do not have an expiry date, you can continue to use them providing all information on the permit is correct
  • if you have a trailer permit and the towing vehicle is a van you are only permitted to carry waste in either the van or the trailer not in both
  • if you change your vehicle or move house, please complete a new application form and return your old permit
  • permits usually are processed in five working days and posted to the resident, unless we are awaiting for further information

Do you need a permit?



No permit required

Car and trailer

Smaller than 1.8 metres by 1.2 metres
(6 feet by 4 feet), sides under 0.4 (16 inches) metres.


No permit required

Car and trailer

1.8 metres by 1.2 metres
(6 feet by 4 feet), sides 0.4 metres (16 inches) or over, and  
trailers with more than one axle

    large trailer

Permit required

Crew cab/pick-up

Two door
(no weight restrictions)

land rover

Permit required

Crew cab/pick-up

Four door
(no weight restrictions)

pick up

Permit required

Landrover style vehicle

With seats throughout
(no weight restrictions)

 Landrover style vehicle

No permit required

Van or flat bed truck

All types 3,000 kilograms and under


Permit required

Hired vehicles

  large van

House clearance permit required

Sign written vehicles

  van with signs

No permit granted

(unless in possession of a house clearance permit)

Van or flat bed truck 

With a revenue weight over 3,000 kilograms


No permit granted

It is an offence under the Environment Protection Act (1990) to dispose of waste illegally. Commercial waste, including recyclable materials, cannot be disposed of at any Household Recycling Centre in accordance with the environmental permit.

We monitor site usage and reserve the right to make further enquiries of the owner of the vehicle and at the premises from which the waste originated. Details may be passed on to the relevant enforcement officers.

Waste needs to be carried safely and vehicles bringing waste to the site should at all times comply with the Road Traffic Act (1988).

Permits are limited to one vehicle per household.

Recycle for North Lincolnshire


Contact details


Customer Contact Centre

01724 297000

Waste Services Depot
Cottage Beck Road
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1TS

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4pm

Last updated: 07/06/2018