Van Permits for Household Waste Recycling Centres

Why do I need a permit?

Commercial type vehicles and large trailers (over 1.5m), regardless of the type of waste, will not be allowed to tip at any of the Bradford District Household Waste Recycling Centres, unless they have a valid permit. The permit system is designed to prevent commercial waste being disposed of at these centres and to ensure that businesses meet the proper costs of disposing of their waste. It will also prevent people from outside the district dumping their commercial waste without paying, which is a problem that has increased since neighbouring authorities imposed bans at their centres. Household Waste Recycling Centres are provided by Bradford Council for Bradford householders to dispose of their own household waste.

What permit do I need?

There are three different permits available.

  • Annual permit - for householders who use a commercial-type vehicle, registered only for private and domestic use, as their only form of private transport. This allows regular use of Household Waste Recycling Centres. 
  • Temporary permit - will allow three visits in a two week period for people using a hired or works vehicle. 
  • Recycling permit - for people using vehicles registered for commercial or business purposes who wish to dispose of significant amounts of clean uncontaminated cardboard waste.

Am I eligible for a permit?

If you can answer yes to both these questions you would be eligible for a permit. 

  • Do you live in the Bradford District and pay Council Tax to Bradford Metropolitan District Council? 
  • Will you be bringing your own household waste from your own home?

Permits will last for one year and will need to be renewed annually

How do I get a Permit?

Annual Permit

You will have to apply in person at:

  • Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre or 
  • Keighley Transfer Station,

You can apply Monday to Friday only, from 8am to 12 noon and from 12.30pm to 4pm. Outside of these times we will not be able to issue permits.

You will need to bring proof that you own the vehicle and live in the district (all documents should show the same name and address):

  • driving licence 
  • current Council Tax bill 
  • Vehicle Registration Document.

Temporary Permit

You will have to apply in person at:

  • Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, Monday to Saturday, between 8am - 12 noon and 12.30pm - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 12 noon and 12.30pm - 4pm. 
  • Keighley Transfer Station. Monday to Friday between 8am - 12 noon and 12.30pm - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 12 noon, Sunday 9am - 12 noon and 12.30pm - 4pm. 
  • Golden Butts Household Waste Recycling Centre, Ilkley. Monday to Saturday, between 8am - 12 noon and 12.30pm - 4pm, and Sunday 9am - 12 noon and 12.30pm - 4pm.

You will need to bring proof that you live in the district, and have permission to use the vehicle:

  • driving licence 
  • current Council Tax bill 
  • Hire Agreement or letter of permission from the owner of the vehicle

Please note that the Council Tax bill and driving licence must show the same address.

Recycling Permit

These permits are reserved for those people who only want to deliver waste of a recyclable nature to the Council’s centres (clean cardboard).

You will have to apply in person at:

  • Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre or 
  • Keighley Transfer Station

You can apply Monday to Friday only, from 8am to 12 noon and from 12.30pm to 4pm. Outside of these times we will not be able to issue permits.

You will need to bring proof that you own the vehicle and live in the district:

  • driving licence 
  • current Council Tax bill 
  • Vehicle Registration Document.

Renewal permits

You will have to apply in person at:

  • Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre or 
  • Keighley Transfer Station

You can apply Monday to Friday only, from 8am to 12 noon and from 12.30pm to 4pm. Outside of these times we will not be able to issue renewal permits.

You will need to bring proof that you own the vehicle and live in the district (all documents should show the same name and address):

  • driving licence 
  • current Council Tax bill 
  • Vehicle Registration Document.

Questions

Can I use my firm’s van to access the Centres?

Yes, you may use your firm's van but in addition to the information detailed above, you will require a letter from your employer giving permission to use the vehicle to move your domestic waste, in place of the vehicle registration document. Please note that only household waste will be accepted. Similar materials to that produced by the company will be regarded as commercial waste and will not be accepted.

Can I use a hired vehicle to access Household Waste Centres?

Yes, hired vehicles will only be issued with a temporary permit. Permits will be issued on production of a copy of the hire agreement plus your Council Tax bill.

Other information

  • Permits will need to be renewed each year.
  • If you want to use your private vehicle to take your waste to one of the Household Waste Recycling Centres you will need a residents permit
  • Waste sites will continue to accept waste from businesses in the Bradford district subject to appropriate payment. 
  • Some centres are fitted with height control barriers and there will be restrictions on the centres that non car derived vehicles can use. 
  • Traders can dispose of trade waste on payment of the appropriate fee at Bowling Back Lane or Keighley. The Council provide a commercial collection service on request.

For further information call 01274 432442 or 01535 618139.

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