Apply for a van and trailer permit
You can apply online for a free permit to use a van or trailer to dispose of your household waste at your local waste recycling centre (tip).
You can't bring commercial waste to our household waste recycling centres. However, you can use our commercial waste disposal centre instead.
How long will my permit application take?
You'll receive your permit in the post and it'll take up to 5 working days to arrive.
How long does the permit last?
The permit is valid for 12 visits within a 12 month period. Only one permit is allowed for each household.
If you use up all your visits within this time period and still need to use the sites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to re-apply for a permit.
Do I need a permit if I borrow or hire a van?
You do need a permit for a van you have borrowed. When completing your application, let us know the van is borrowed in the comments box. Please include the name and address of the vehicle owner.
You don't need a permit for a van you have hired. However, you will need to bring proof of your hire agreement. Without this you won't be allowed to tip your waste.
What waste can I bring to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in a van?
You can only bring household waste from your own home. Other waste such as commercial waste, charity waste and waste from other organisations is not accepted at the Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Are there any height restriction barriers at the sites?
There are no height restrictions at any of the sites.
What do I do when I turn up?
When you arrive, report to an operator at the site. They will sign and date your permit.
I don't live in Hertfordshire, can I apply for a permit?
Yes, as long as it's household waste from your own home.
What do I do if my permit is lost or stolen, or if my details change?
Phone: 0300 123 4051 and press option 1
For a change of details, you'll need your current permit reference number.
How do I find out more?
If you would like to find out more about our permit scheme please contact our contractors, Amey: