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Commercial vehicle and trailer permits

Household recycling centres may only be used by Herefordshire residents to dispose of their own household waste.

You will need a permit if you wish to use a commercial type vehicle or a trailer larger than 1.3m in length to take your household waste to one of our household recycling centres.

See if you need a CVT permit for your vehicle

Herefordshire residents can apply online for CVT permit. You need to apply for a permit before you go. As it can take up to 10 working days to receive your permits in the post, make sure you apply in plenty of time.

Apply for a CVT permit - administered by Worcestershire CC

Supporting evidence for application

To apply for permits you will need to supply a copy of your vehicle registration document (V5). This can be uploaded on the online system. If you are not the registered keeper you may use the following evidence, a:

  • Letter of authorisation from your employer
  • Vehicle hire agreement form issued by hire company
  • Long-term lease agreement
  • Mobility agreement

If you have technical difficulties applying online, please call Worcestershire County Council on 01905 765765.

Permit rules

  • All commercial type vehicles and trailers exceeding 1.3m in length require a permit
  • A household can have up to 12 permits a year (April to March)
  • Only residents are eligible to receive permits. A copy of your vehicle registration document (V5C) is required to complete your application as proof that the vehicle is registered to a resident
  • Permits are issued on a pro-rata basis from April to March. So, allowing for 1 permit per calendar month, if you applied in October you will receive 6 permits
  • Permits expire on 31 March of the financial year in which they were issued. We cannot accept them after this date, so you will need to reapply each financial year
  • You must give your permit to staff at the site when you get there
  • Each permit allows one visit at any time
  • If you need to make any changes to your permits, return the permits first and we will issue replacements on a like for like basis
  • No business or trade waste is permitted at household recycling centres