Hartlepool Borough Council

Household Waste Recycling Centre

Household Waste Recycling Centre Vehicle Permit

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The Household Waste Recycling Centre is located on Burn Road. It provides a facility for Hartlepool residents to dispose of, and recycle, their household waste. Trade and business users are not permitted to use the site.

A separate Trade Waste service is available for businesses, follow the link or call 01429 523333 for more information.

Householders who require access to the site using a van, pick-up or trailer must first obtain a permit. You can apply for a permit at Customer Services at the Civic Centre Reception, Victoria Road Hartlepool - (Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 & Friday 08:30 - 16:30).

Permits are valid for a maximum of 12 trips. Please see below for full Terms and Conditions of use. 

 In order to qualify for a permit your vehicle must meet the following criteria:

Your vehicle must be:

  • Under 2 metres in height
  • Registered in Hartlepool  
  • Unmarked, i.e. no vehicles with business logos or signwriting
  • No hired vehicles

Trailers must:

  • Not exceed the dimensions 2.4 x 1.2 metres

Please note:

  • Permits are limited to 1 per property
  • Cars do NOT require a permit

You must also provide the following evidence with your application

Proof of address (provide one of the following):

  • Mortgage statement
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Utility bill / statement

Proof of vehicle:

  • Vehicle registration document (log book)

If you cannot provide your vehicle registration document then one of the following can be provided:

  • Insurance certificate
  • Bill of sale
  • Company letter (Lease vehicles only)  

Address and vehicle documentation must display the same address



Household Waste Recycling Centre Permit - Terms and Conditions

  • Permits are valid for a maximum of 12 trips (there is no expiry date on the permit) 
  • Individuals cannot apply for more than one permit in any 12 month period
  • Permits must be shown at the site entrance to gain entry - permits will be hole punched and returned
  • Permits are valid ONLY for the vehicle specified on the permit
  • Permit can be used to dispose of household waste ONLY
  • Permit holders must inform Customer Services regarding any change of details, ie vehicle or address
  • In the event that a permit is lost, individuals you will be issued with one replacement. If the permit is lost on more than one occasion individuals will be declined a replacement. 

Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions may lead to the withdrawal of permits



Please contact Customer Services on 01429 523333 for further advice and information.

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In order to qualify for a permit you must meet the following criteria:

Contact us

Telephone: 01429 266522

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