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Which vehicles can visit the Recycling Village


  1. Overview
  2. Book a slot
  3. Cancel a slot
  4. Which vehicles can and can't visit
  5. Permits 
  6. Types of waste you can bring
  7. COVID-19 safety measures
  8. Opening times
  9. Getting here
  10. Businesses and trades people
  11. Shop

Which vehicles can visit

The type of vehicle you drive affects if you can visit the Recycling Village and if you need to get a permit.

You can visit the Recycling Village in a van between 9.30am to 11am. You need a permit. The odd and even vehicle number plate system still applies.

Vehicles that can visit without a permit

  • cars
  • estates and people carriers
  • 4x4 vehicles
  • registered mobility / wheelchair accessible vehicles under 5.5 metres

Vehicles that can visit with a permit

  • vans (can visit between 9.30am to 11am)
  • 4x4 vehicles with rear panels in the place of windows or no rear seats
  • pickups with a rear flatbed (covered or uncovered)
  • cars with trailers (the entire length of the trailer should be no more than 3 metres)
  • car-derived vans - for a description of what this means, visit GOV.UK: Car-derived vans 
  • minibuses
  • campervans

See how to get a permit

Vehicles that are not allowed on site

  • flat bed trucks
  • Luton-style box vans
  • horseboxes
  • agricultural vehicles
  • vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes
  • trailers longer than 3 metres
  • vehicles higher than 8' 2" (2.5 metres)

Hire vehicles

If you're hiring a vehicle for the day, speak to the hire company beforehand to make sure that the last number of the vehicle registration is the correct number for the day that you want to visit.

If you're visiting with a hire van, you must provide a copy of your hire agreement on entry. This will be used to certify your waste permit. If you don't have the hire agreement, you will be refused entry.

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