Permit Scheme for vans and trailers

Hampshire residents using a van, pick-up or a trailer 1.8m to 3.0m in length to dispose of household waste at Hampshire's HWRCs will need to apply for a permit.

Time extensions to expiry dates for van and trailer permits

In light of site closures, all van (or other commercial-type vehicles including pick-ups) permits due to expire between 24 March and 25 May 2021 are extended by 2 months.

All trailer permits due to expire between 24 March and 24 July 2021 are extended by 4 months.

We will ensure that on-site staff will allow for this.

If your permit expiry date does not meet the above criteria you will not receive an extension.

When your permit has expired or all 12 visits are used (whichever comes first) you will require a new permit as normal.

Please note that old-style, blue permits will not be accepted. Visit our FAQ page for more information.

All our permits are sent out via Royal Mail. Please be patient as Royal Mail state that some customers may experience longer delivery timescales than usual service. This is due to high volumes and Covid-19 measures in place in mail centres and delivery offices. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Vans and trailers can now access HWRCs

Residents are required to display their permit clearly in the window of their vehicle. Permits will not be handed over for signing. Please check if your vehicle needs a permit here.

Commercial vehicles with a valid permit are permitted as we recognise this might be the only mode of transport for some households. Site staff reserve the right to decline access to any vehicles carrying excessively large volumes of waste due to current high demand. Waste must be from a household source only.

Trailers will not be permitted at the following sites due to reduced capacity to support social distancing measures:

  • Netley
  • Bordon
  • Hayling Island
  • New Alresford
All residents will be charged a £15 administration fee when applying for a permit for commercial type vehicles. Only one permit per household is permitted and is for household waste only. Please note that permits may take up to 10 working days to be delivered.

How the scheme works - quick guide

Check your vehicle needs a permit (van, pick-up, trailer 1.8m to 3m length). Apply online.

Receive permit (12 visits). When you visit, hand your permit to site staff. One visit will get marked off.

Permits are valid for a year and allow up to 12 visits. If you change your vehicle, you'll need a new permit.