Recycling Village (tip)

Which vehicles can and can't visit

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 (including those with flatbeds) between 9.30am to 11am. You need a permit.

Vehicles that can visit without a permit

  • Cars
  • Estates and people carriers
  • 4x4 vehicles

Also accepted:

Registered mobility/wheelchair accessible vehicles under 5.5 metres

Vehicles that can visit with a permit

  • Car or van with trailer (car or van and trailer must be no more than 5.5 metres in total length)
  • Van
  • Van with flat bed
  • 4x4 with no back windows or back seats
  • Pick-up truck (covered or uncovered)
  • Car-derived vans - for a description of what this means, visit GOV.UK: Car-derived vans
  • Campervan
  • Minibus

Need a permit?

See how to get a permit

More information

Vehicles that are not allowed on site

  • Flat bed trucks
  • Luton-style box vans
  • Horseboxes
  • Agricultural vehicles
  • Trailers longer than 3 metres
  • Vehicles higher than 8' 2" (2.5 metres)

Also not allowed on site:

Vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes

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.