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Permits for Recycling Village


  1. Important information before you visit
  2. Which days you can visit
  3. Which vehicles can visit
  4. Permits
  5. Types of waste you can bring
  6. Opening times
  7. Getting here
  8. Businesses and tradespeople
  9. Shop

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Opening times

From Monday 12 April 2021, the Recycling Village is open from 9am to 6pm.

Vans can visit with a permit between 9.30am to 11am. Last entry for cars is 5.50pm.

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.


Some vehicles need a permit to visit the Recycling Village.

If you have a permit, you still need to check which days you can visit.

Permits are used to make sure that businesses and tradespeople (including landlords and property developers) do not use the Recycling Village. Read information for businesses and tradespeople

Vehicles that need a permit

You only need a permit to visit the Recycling Village if you are using one of these vehicles

  • vans
  • 4x4 vehicles with rear panels in the place of windows or no rear seats
  • pickups with a rear flatbed (covered or uncovered)
  • car with a trailer (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 

Which types of vehicles can visit the Recycling Village

There are restrictions on the types of vehicles that can visit. See which vehicles are allowed at the Recycling Village.


Permits are free of charge.

How permits work

One permit is needed per visit. You can show your permit on your mobile phone, or as a printed copy. 

Permits are valid for 28 days from the start date you choose. Check which days you can visit.

You can get up to 12 permits per year. 

How to get a permit

You can request a permit online to show on your mobile phone or to print out.

Request a permit online

Or you can:

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