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Household waste permit scheme to change

People who use commercial vehicles and trailers to take rubbish and recycling  to the county’s household recycling centres will see a change in the way permits are issued starting October 1, 2013.

Commercial vehicle or trailer (CVT) permits are available free of charge to residents of Herefordshire and Worcestershire to deposit household waste from their own domestic property.  The change will allow eligible households up to 12 permits per year (April to March), which must be applied for in advance.

Permits will be issued on a pro-rata basis, allowing one permit per calendar month, for example, an application made in October will be issued with 6 permits.

In addition, any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes or double axel trailers will not be permitted to the household recycling centres. 

The changes do not affect those using a private car, car and small trailer (up to 1.3 meters in length), caravanette, people carrier or minibus. For details on restricted vehicles please visit

Cllr Harry Bramer, Cabinet member for major contracts said "The permit scheme has been around for a number of years and is a way to tackle illegal disposal of trade waste at our recycling centres, which would otherwise cost the council and ultimately the tax payers."

Applications for commercial vehicle and trailer permits can be made through, anyone unable to apply on line can call 0845 607 2007 for assistance or application forms will be available at all Info in Herefordshire contact centres or Worcestershire Hub contact centres.

Commercial waste can be disposed at private disposal sites in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, which normally accepts waste on a chargeable basis.  Details of these sites can be found in the yellow pages or by visiting