If you want to use your vehicle to take your waste to one of the Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres you need a residents permit.
The Council monitors the use of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and identified that residents from other areas have been using Bradford’s facilities.
In order to manage the cost of operating the facilities and the cost of waste disposal, the Council put measures in place to ensure that they are only used by the residents of Bradford district who fund them. Residents permits are now issued to people who pay their Council Tax to Bradford Council. In March 2017 residents will receive a free permit with their Council Tax bill which allows them access to any of Bradford Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Every household needs a permit. Only one will be issued per household. This permit can be used by anyone in the household. So, if you have more than one vehicle, please ensure you take the permit with you when visiting the Household Waste Recycling Centre.
This new permit replaces any other permit you may already have.
All households will have received a permit in with their Council Tax bill. Residents who receive paperless Council Tax bills will receive their permit in the post.
No. The permit is free.
You must display the permit in your vehicle whenever you want to use a HWRC. Photocopies will not be accepted.
You can transfer the permit from one vehicle to another as long as it is on display in the vehicle when you visit the HWRC.
Yes. Once you have a permit you can use any HWRC in the Bradford district.
If you lose your permit you can apply for one by calling 01274 431000. Your request will be checked and a permit will be sent to you by post.
You can take your permit with you to your new home as long as it is still in the Bradford district.
No, there is no time limit on your permit.
The permit system is being enforced and you will be asked for your permit.
Yes – but you need a van permit to use the HWRC, not a resident’s permit. However, if someone from your household uses a car to take waste to the HWRC you will need a residents permit for the car and a van permit for the van. You can apply for a van permit at Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre or Keighley Transfer Station.
More information is available at the Household Waste Recycling Centre Van Permits page
If relatives/friends are clearing out properties or are just taking waste to the local HWRC because someone is either disabled, deceased, gone into care, or elderly and:
Yes. All households will have received a permit in with their Council Tax bill.
There is no formal agreement in place, however there is an understanding with Leeds that Bradford residents (mainly Wharfedale Ward - Menston and Burley) can use the Leeds HWRC site at Ellar Ghyll. All residents should display their permit so that anyone from Bradford using Ellar Ghyll can be readily identified to the Leeds CC staff.