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Commercial Vehicle and Trailer (CVT) Permits

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A copy of your vehicle registration document is required to complete your application                All applications must be made in advance
You should allow up to 10 working days to receive your permits in the post

Commercial type vehicle and trailer restrictions apply at all Household Recycling Centres in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. CVT permits are only available to residents of either county who wish to dispose of HOUSEHOLD waste from their own domestic property.

This scheme applies to anyone who uses:

  • Commercial type vehicle (including hire)
  • Trailer over 1.3m internal length (excluding draw/tow bar and hitch)

The permit scheme is designed to tackle a range of issues including the illegal disposal of business waste which would otherwise cost the council - and ultimately council tax payers - more than £1 million a year. Implementation of the scheme is also helping to reduce congestion, improve health and safety and increase recycling.

Permits are available FREE of charge to residents of both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Permit Rules:

  • Households are permitted up to 12 permits per year (April - March).
  • Permits will be issued on a pro-rata basis, dependant upon month of application April to March.
  • Permits must be presented to site staff upon entry and will be retained.
  • Each permit allows one visit at any time between April to March.
  • Existing permits must be returned if any changes are required before replacement permits will be issued on a like for like basis.
  • No business waste permitted.

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Utility vehicles and other 4 x 4 vehicles will be treated as a commercial type vehicle if they do not have windows in the sides of the rear compartment and rear seats.                              

Household Recycling Centre Commercial Vehicle and Trailer Permit Policy

How do I get permits?

Households are permitted up to 12 permits per year (April – March).                                                                       Permits are issued on a pro-rata basis, dependent upon the month of application, allowing 1 permit per calendar month e.g. applying in October you will receive 6 permits.

Unable to apply online?

Call us on 0845 607 2007

What supporting evidence documentation can I use?

  • A copy of the vehicle registration document or current vehicle certificate of insurance
  • Letter of authorisation from vehicle owner (company or personal)
  • Vehicle hire agreement form issued by hire company
  • Long term lease agreement
  • Mobility agreement

Does the permit have an expiry date?

Yes. Permits will expire on 31st March for the financial year in which they are issued and will not be accepted after this date.

Can I take Business Waste to a HRC?

Business Waste will NOT be accepted at Household Recycling Centres.

You can get advice on how to manage your business waste from your Local Authority or by searching for 'waste management services' online.

Frequently asked questions

 

This page was last reviewed 23 April 2014 at 11:01 by Andy Davies.
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