Household Recycling Centre vehicle or large trailer permits

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Applying for a vehicle or large trailer permit

If you are a North Lincolnshire resident and you have a commercial type vehicle or large trailer, you need to apply for a FREE permit to bring this vehicle to one of our Household Recycling Centres.

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

See below for more information about who needs a permit.

Hire vehicles may be eligible for a house clearance permit. Please check the list below before applying.

Lincolnshire County Council residents can apply for up to 12 visits per year. There is a charge for this. Please email wastemanagement@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297848 for more details.


Further information

Do I need a permit?

  • Car – 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
    • Permit required
  • Crew cab/pick-up
    • Two door (no weight restrictions)
    • Permit required
  • Crew cab/pick-up
    • Four door (no weight restrictions)
    • Permit required
  • Landrover style vehicle
    • With seats throughout (no weight restrictions)
    • No permit required
  • Van or flat bed truck
    • All types 3,000 kilograms and under
    • Permit required
  • Hired vehicles
  • Sign written vehicles
    • 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.

If you prefer, you can print an application form [PDF, 35Kb], 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
  • once processed, permits are posted to the registered keeper of the vehicle, unless we are awaiting further information