Van, pickup and trailer waste permit

Important information: Suspension of garden waste collection by local district or borough councils

If your garden waste collection has been suspended by your local district/borough council, you can dispose of your garden waste using a car for free at one of our Community Recycling Centres.

If you are using a van, pickup or a trailer to dispose of your garden waste, you will need to purchase a van, pickup and trailer waste permit and can dispose of your garden waste at one of the nine designated Community Recycling Centres.

Please contact your local borough council directly, for more information on the suspension of your garden waste collection.

Coronavirus: access for vans, pickups and trailers

Residents using a van, pick-up or trailer can use any of the nine designated Community Recycling Centres again, but will still need a valid van permit, as usual. Hire vehicles must have vehicle hire documentation clearly displayed in the windscreen.

All 2021 permits will expire on 31 December 2021. You will be able to renew your existing permit online on or after 1 January 2022.

If you have not renewed and paid for your permit in a new calendar year, you will be refused entry.

Charge for a van, pickup or trailer waste permit

On 3 January 2020, we introduced a non-refundable fee of £8.50 if you want to use a van, pickup or trailer to take household waste to any of the nine designated Community Recycling Centres.

Once an application is made, the fee paid and the permit issued, we need to remind you that all van permits (whenever applied for and issued) will expire at the end of that calendar year.

You will be able to renew your permit and make the appropriate payment on this page on or after 1 January every year.

Information and services

Do you need a permit?

    Surrey residents who use our community recycling centres to dispose of household waste using a van, pickup or trailer must have a permit.

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    Terms and conditions

      Before you apply for a van, pickup and trailer waste permit, you are required to read and accept our terms and conditions first.

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      Apply for a permit

        Apply online for a permit to use a van, pickup or trailer to dispose of your household waste, at one of our designated community recycling centres.

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        Renew and pay, change or cancel your permit

          If you need to renew and pay, change the details of your permit, you must do so online.

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