Permit terms and conditions

Please read our van and trailer permits and data terms and conditions.

  • You must bring your permit with you when you attend site with your van or trailer.
  • Only a maximum of one van permit and 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 or the towing vehicle(s) for which the details are shown on the permit. A new permit with the correct vehicle details will be required by making a 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  • All permits remain the property of Somerset Waste Partnership and will be withdrawn if these terms and conditions are breached.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.
  • On entering any Somerset Waste Partnership site your Vehicle Registration Number Plate will be recorded by our Automatic Number Plate Recognition system (ANPR) & Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras. These are in operation on all Household Waste Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites across Somerset.
  • Your data will be used by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) for the purposes of processing your permit application, monitoring site usage, advising you of permit system changes and renewal reminders.
  • Your data may be shared with Local Authority Officers and other governmental organisations within Somerset for purposes of the prevention and detection of environmental crime. We will only share your data in order to meet these statutory obligations and where we are legally required to in order to ensure compliance with the terms of use of our facilities.
  • Use of this permit scheme is solely for Somerset residents with a residential address within the County.

Visit our apply for a permit page.