Household Recycling Centre vehicle or large trailer permits

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 any 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.

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

Lincolnshire County Council residents can apply for up to 12 visits per year at a cost of £160. Please email or call 01724 297848 for more details.

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 are usually processed in five working days and posted to the resident, unless we are awaiting for further information

Do you need a permit?


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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.

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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

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Permit required

Crew cab/pick-up

Two door
(no weight restrictions)

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Permit required

Crew cab/pick-up

Four door
(no weight restrictions)

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Permit required

Landrover style vehicle

With seats throughout
(no weight restrictions)

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No permit required

Van or flat bed truck

All types 3,000 kilograms and under

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Permit required

Hired vehicles

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House clearance permit required

Sign written vehicles

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No permit granted

(unless in possession of a house clearance permit)

Van or flat bed truck

With a revenue weight over 3,000 kilograms

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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.