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A permit is needed to bring household waste into recycling sites with pick-ups, including Land Rover pick-ups, or vans (up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight), or trailers (up to three metre floor length) towed by cars.

Vans with trailers or pick-ups with trailers cannot access any recycling site. Multi-axle trailers cannot access any recycling site.

Only one permit for a van or pick-up and/or one permit for a trailer (to be towed by a car) is allocated per household.  There are no exceptions. Pick-up users require a “van” permit. Do not apply for a trailer permit with a van or pick-up registration number. Do not apply for a trailer permit for any trailer with more than a single axle or a floor length over three metres.

Household waste disposal facilities are for Somerset residents disposing of household waste only. Permits are only available for Somerset residential addresses.

Duplicate or unacceptable permits will be removed and loss of site access for permit scheme misuse may result. Unsure if your vehicle requires a permit? Click here for illustrated guidance.

Business users do not need and cannot apply for permits. For advice on business waste and the new measures, see our Business Advice pages. Any van and trailer combinations can use the Highbridge and Taunton (Priorswood) recycling sites if carrying commercial waste. Disposal of this commercial waste must be paid for in separate arrangements with our contractor, Viridor.


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Do you need a permit for a van, or a permit for a trailer? If both, a separate application must be made for each permit. Only one permit for each will be allocated to a Somerset household. Use of the permit in compliance with these Terms and Conditions is the responsibility of the applicant.


Your permit will allow you to come into Somerset Recycling Sites in your van to deposit household waste only. We do not allow any vans on site if towing trailers, unless using charged for commercial waste facilities at Highbridge or Taunton (Priorswood).

Vehicle Information


Your permit will allow you to come into recycling sites towing your trailer to deposit household waste only. Enter the registration numbers of up to two vehicles that would be used to tow your trailer. IMPORTANT: Cars (saloons, estates, 4x4s, people carriers, campervans) only. We do not allow trailers on site if towed by a van.

Trailer Information



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Please read and confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions:

  • Only one van permit and/or one trailer permit will be allocated per household.
  • You accept the restrictions on access for vans and trailers as specified in our Permitted Vehicles guidance page.
  • You must not bring waste to a recycling site for which you have taken payment to transport or deposit, even if it is from a household.
  • Commercial waste cannot be deposited at any Somerset recycling site under the applied-for permit.
  • The site operator (Viridor) has instructions to enquire as to the origin of waste being deposited if they suspect the waste is not from your household.
  • Somerset Waste Partnership reserves the right to make further enquiries regarding the source of the waste and, if found to have originated from a commercial source, will seek to take legal action against the vehicle driver.
  • The site operator (Viridor) has the authority to refuse use of the site to anyone suspected of depositing commercial waste as household waste.
  • Failure to comply with the site operator’s compliance checks may result in the withdrawal of your permit.
  • Permits are not transferable and should be destroyed if you no longer use the van for which the details are shown on the permit, or the towing vehicle(s) for which the trailer permit was given. A new permit with the correct vehicle details will be required (new application)
  • All permits remain the property of Somerset Waste Partnership and will be withdrawn if these terms and conditions are breached
  • These terms and conditions, and others relating to use of recycling sites and other waste services, may be changed at any time without prior warning.


Your data will be held for the purposes of processing your permit application, monitoring site usage, and renewal reminders. We will not share your data with any third party, except where we are legally required to in order to ensure compliance with the terms of use of our facilities.

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