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Commercial and van vehicle permit scheme

Find out about these permits and how to apply for one.

We operate a free commercial vehicle permit scheme at all HWRCs.

Note: These vehicles need a Resident Permit to enter any site and recycle or dispose household waste:

  • Cars;
  • 4x4s
  • people carriers.
  • Any of the above with or without a standard camping-size trailer - 6'x4'.

What this type of permit is needed for

  • Vehicles without rear passenger seats and/or rear windows.
  • Flat-backs, which includes 4x4 pickups with a flat back and/or a crew cab.
  • Pickups.
  • Vehicles with more than two axles.
  • Box or Luton-style vans.
  • Twin-axle trailers up to 3m in length. (This includes all parts of the trailer chassis and fixtures.)
  • Hire vans.
  • Cars that are not able to fit under the height barrier.

What is not admitted

  • Trailers longer than 3 metres. (This includes all parts of the trailer chassis and fixtures.)
  • Trailers with more than two axles.
  • Vehicles plated more than 3,500 GVW.
  • Pedestrians.

Types of permit

There are three types and all are free of charge:

Recycling permit 

  • Valid for unlimited visits for 12 months. 
  • Allows for the disposal of recyclable items at no charge, at a chosen Household Waste Recycling Centre in Calderdale.

Non-recyclable items permit

  • Valid for one year or six trips, whichever is sooner.
  • Allows for the disposal of non-recyclable items at no charge, at a chosen Household Waste Recycling Centre in Calderdale.

Note: This permit cannot be renewed before the expiry date, even if the six trips have been used.

One off visit permit

  • Valid for one calendar month from the issue date.
  • Allows for one visit to a single specified Household Waste Recycling Centre in Calderdale.

Note: Only one visit per permit. Only items stated on the permit can be brought. This can be a fridge, freezer, furniture or a bulky household item.

How to apply

You can only apply by going to Halifax or Todmorden (Eastwood) Household Waste Recycling Centres.

You must bring:

  • your vehicle registration document (or vehicle hire agreement);
  • a utility bill to show you live in Calderdale that is no more than 3 months old;
  • your driving licence, which must be valid.

Note: You can only apply between Monday and Friday. Applications must be made in person.

Please apply before you want to use it, as there can be delays when issuing permits.

Important note: We reserve the right to inspect your waste prior to accepting it.

Trade waste

Never.

We are not licensed to accept waste from commercial/business activities or trade waste.

Note: This type of waste can be deposited at: Halifax TLS, Lee Bank, Ovenden Road, Halifax. HX3 5PN. (Charges will apply).

For more about this, please see: Trade and business waste.

Contact

For more about permits, please phone: (01422) 417720.

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