Waste Permit Requirements

COVID-19 lockdown

The waste permit service is currently closed - no vans, trailers, utility vehicles (pickup/flatbed/crew cab), commercial vehicles of any type or pedestrians will be allowed on site.  

All annual permits will be invalid / deferred until further notice.

If you want to bring household rubbish to a HWRC in a:

  • Van of any size

  • Utility vehicle (ie. pickup/flatbed/crew cab)

  • Twin axle trailer up to 3 meters long

You will require a free permit to do so.

Cumbria's fourteen Household Waste Recycling Centres will accept household rubbish delivered by:

Without a permit
A car with or without a single axle trailer (up to 3 meters long)

With a permit
A van (with no more than 4 wheels)
A twin axle trailer (up to 3 meters long)
A pedestrian

The following DO NOT have access to any recycling centres
Any vehicle with more than 4 wheels or trailer more than 3 meters long
Any 'tipper' vehicle
Agricultural type vehicles for example tractors
Any vehicle carrying trade waste
Any tail lift vehicle

Trade waste is not accepted at any of Cumbria's Household Waste Recycling Centres.