Van and trailer permit scheme

Surrey County Council has restrictions on which sites you can visit if you drive a van, trailer or pickup. This is in addition to the permit scheme which aims to ensure the community recycling centres are used for residential waste and to prevent trade waste from entering the sites.

For the purpose of the permit scheme, a van is:

  • Any vehicle without side rear windows
  • Any flatback vehicle
  • Any pickup vehicle (two seater or four seater)

The waste permit is a unique reference number attached to your vehicle registration. When you visit the site, staff will validate your permit and record the waste and recycling you have brought.

  • Permits are for the disposal or recycling of your own household waste only.
  • Permits are not issued for the disposal of trade waste or trade recycling.
  • Businesses must use one of the four waste transfer stations where waste and recycling can be weighed and paid for.
  • Permit usage will be monitored.
  • Permitted vehicles cannot bring construction waste to the site.
  • Only residents living in one of the 11 Surrey districts or boroughs are able to apply for a permit.

From 08 January 2018, the following sites no longer accept waste brought to site in a van, trailer or pickup:

Bagshot, Caterham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Farnham and Warlingham.

If you have a van, trailer or pickup, you will need a permit to access any of the following community recycling centres:

Camberley, Chertsey, Earlswood, Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Shepperton, Witley or Woking.

How to apply for a van or trailer permit

You can apply for your permit in two ways. The quickest way is to apply online at Surrey County Council’s website or you can call the Council’s contact centre on 03456 009 009.

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