Will your vehicle need a permit to dispose of household waste?

Published on Monday 11 March 2019

From 1 April, anyone bringing household waste to any of our seven Angus recycling centres using a trailer, van or commercial-type vehicle will need to have a permit.

The permits are free and are only available to Angus residents.

Their purpose is to ensure that commercial waste disposal is paid for and not illegally deposited as household waste. Requirements and guidance for commercial waste disposal are unchanged.

If you use a trailer, van, commercial-type vehicle (or a liveried car) when you use our recycling centres, please apply for a permit now. Vehicles for normal domestic use (including estate cars, SUVs, 4x4s and MPVs) do not need a permit.

The permit applies to the vehicle it is registered to and you should bring it with you each time you visit one of our recycling centres and present it to a member of council staff who will sign it to record the number of visits you make.

The permit will be valid for 12 months from the date of registration, or after 12 visits, whichever comes first. Additional visits may be permitted in exceptional circumstances and you can apply for a permit again just before the previous one’s expiry date - we’ll send you a reminder.

A re-design of our recycling centre services launched in February means that trailers can access any of the seven Angus recycling centres, thanks to extended opening hours and a reduction in traffic volume at sites that only accept recyclable waste.

The changes are designed to achieve necessary savings through increased recycling and more efficient use of our people, equipment and recycling centres. All of our recycling centres are geared towards accepting as wide a range of recyclables as possible.

Four recycling centres – Brechin, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Monifieth will only accept recyclable items. Bigger centres at Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose also accept non-recyclable waste.

You will find full details on Angus recycling centres including opening times here on our website, as well as handy information on waste and recycling and bin collection days.

Please be aware - Leaving waste anywhere without permission is fly tipping.

This includes leaving waste inside or outside a recycling centre without the appropriate permit or prepaid commercial ticket. Fly tipping is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 33 and is subject to a £200 fixed penalty notice (FPN).