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Waste permit for Recycling Village

If you use a van, pick-up or trailer to drop-off your household waste at the Recycling Village, you must register for a permit before you can use the site.

Household Waste Permits have been introduced to make sure that business and trades people don't use the Recycling Village for disposing of commercial and hazardous waste.

How to apply

You can either print off your own permit, or we can post one out to you

Request a waste permit (print your own)

Or, Request a waste permit (by post)

Please note:

  • A single permit is needed per visit, but you can request up to 3 permits at a time
  • Permits are valid for 28 days starting from the date you specify

Do I need a permit?

The permits are for personal use only.

Dumping of commercial waste at the village is illegal, and it costs the council and taxpayer money to dispose of the waste properly.

You will need a permit to take your household waste to the Recycling Village if you use:

  • A van
  • A pick up
  • A tow or trailer

If you're using a car without a trailer, including people carriers and 4x4s, then you don't need a permit- you can just turn up as normal.

Any vehicle with a gross weight in excess of 3.5 tonnes, or trailers longer than 3 metres, will not be permitted access to the site for health and safety reasons (this includes Luton-style box vans that are too high to get under the canopy).

Are permits free?

Yes. There is no charge for ordering a permit or printing off your own.

Other ways to apply

You can also choose to have your permit delivered by post by calling the customer contact centre, or collect one in person.

By telephone
Call 0191 427 7000 from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, or 9am-1pm Saturday.

In person
Visit the Customer Contact Centre at the Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Thursday, or 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday.