Permits

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Residential Permit

Wakefield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are for residents to recycle and dispose of their household waste ONLY. There is no provision for commercial or trade waste disposal at these sites.

All residents are given a permit which must be shown when visiting any of the seven Household Waste Recycling Centres. 

Current Wakefield Council Residential Permits are still valid at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

If you don’t have a permit, you will need to provide proof of residency of the district (e.g. recent utility or Council tax bill) before being allowed to use the site, then make arrangements to obtain a permit.

How to obtain a permit or replacement permit

Tel: Contact Centre on 0845 8 506 506 (24 hours 7 days a week)

Mini Com: Type talk calls welcome

Email: wakefield@shanks.co.uk

You will be required to provide proof of residency of the district before a replacement permit will be issued. 

Commercial Vehicle Permit

Vans, pickups and trailers

Wakefield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are for residents to recycle and dispose of their household waste ONLY. There is no provision for commercial or trade waste disposal at these sites.

If you own a van or pickup, or a trailer larger than 1.8m x 1.2m (6' x 4'), you will need to get a commercial vehicle permit before you are able to dispose of any household waste at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

This will allow you to use your van or pickup on up to 12 visits per year free of charge. 

How to obtain a commercial vehicle permit

You will need to show the following documents at the Wakefield Household Recycling Centre:

  • Vehicle registration details
  • Proof of residency of the district (e.g. recent utility or Council tax bill)

Company vans and pickups

If you have use of a company van or pick up to dispose of your household waste, you will also need a commercial vehicle permit.  To obtain a commercial vehicle permit you will need to show the following documents at the Wakefield Household Recycling Centre: 

  • Letter of company authorisation
  • Proof of residency of the district (e.g. recent utility or Council tax bill)

Van hire

If you have hired a van to dispose of your household waste e.g. when moving house, you will also need a commercial vehicle permit. 

To obtain a commercial vehicle permit you will need to show the following documents at the Wakefield Household Recycling Centre:

  • Hire agreement
  • Proof of residency of the district (e.g. recent utility or Council tax bill)
  • You can not dispose of DIY Waste or bricks, rubble and soil in a hire van

Trailers - 1.8m x 1.2m (6' x 4') or smaller

  • You can use these trailers as you would a normal car. There is no need for a commercial vehicle permit

Trailers – larger than 1.8m x 1.2m (6' x 4')

  • Require a commercial vehicle permit
  • Restricted to 12 visits per year

For more information please contact the Contact Centre on: 0845 8 506 506 (24 hours 7 days a week)

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Page last updated: 24/02/2013