Waste Permit requirements

If you want to bring household rubbish to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in a:

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  • Van of any size

  • Mini-bus

  • Utility vehicle (ie pickup/flatbed/crew cab)

  • Twin axle trailer up to 3 metres long

You will require a free permit to do so.

Cumbria's 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres will accept household rubbish delivered by:

Without a permit 

  • A car with or without a single axle trailer (up to 3 metres long)

With a permit 

  • A van (with no more than 4 wheels) 
  • A mini-bus
  • A twin axle trailer (up to 3 metres long) 
  • A pedestrian

The following DO NOT have access to any recycling centres 

  • Any vehicle with more than 4 wheels or trailer more than 3 metres long 
  • Any 'tipper' vehicle 
  • Agricultural type vehicles for example tractors and horseboxes
  • Any vehicle carrying trade waste 
  • Any tail lift vehicle
  • Any Van or Utility vehicle towing a trailer.
  • Luton Vans

Trade waste is not accepted at any of Cumbria's Household Waste Recycling Centres.