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Electronic waste permits coming to Gateshead

New waste permit booking system

Disposing of waste in Gateshead is now easier for residents who need to apply for a waste permit for a van or trailer.

Residents visiting the Housing Waste and Recycling Centres in a van, pickup, minibus, campervan or towing a trailer, must apply for a waste permit prior to their visit and currently a printed version of the permit must be presented on arrival.

However, residents who apply online will now receive an electronic waste permit instantly by email containing an individual QR code which will be scanned from a mobile device at the site, without being printed out.

Councillor John McElroy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said "People who apply for a permit are disposing of their waste in a responsible way so we want to make this process as easy as possible for them. We're always looking to improve our customer experience at our household waste and recycling centres and we're very pleased to be able to introduce electronic permits for our residents. Not only will this ensure a quicker and more COVID safe process as people arrive on site, it will also be better for the environment with permits no longer needing to be printed."

Residents will be encouraged to download the permit to their device before their visit in case there are any signal issues on site. Permits that have already been issued will continue to be valid until their expiry date. Permits are valid for 28 days and you can only apply for 12 permits per year.

Find out more about waste permits

The odd and even number plate system will still apply (except for hire vehicles), until at least 19 July, and there are restrictions on the types of waste that can be brought to the sites.

New waste permit booking system
07 July 2021

Disposing of waste in Gateshead is now easier for residents who need to apply for a waste permit for a van or trailer.

Residents visiting the Housing Waste and Recycling Centres in a van, pickup, minibus, campervan or towing a trailer, must apply for a waste permit prior to their visit and currently a printed version of the permit must be presented on arrival.

However, residents who apply online will now receive an electronic waste permit instantly by email containing an individual QR code which will be scanned from a mobile device at the site, without being printed out.

Councillor John McElroy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said "People who apply for a permit are disposing of their waste in a responsible way so we want to make this process as easy as possible for them. We're always looking to improve our customer experience at our household waste and recycling centres and we're very pleased to be able to introduce electronic permits for our residents. Not only will this ensure a quicker and more COVID safe process as people arrive on site, it will also be better for the environment with permits no longer needing to be printed."

Residents will be encouraged to download the permit to their device before their visit in case there are any signal issues on site. Permits that have already been issued will continue to be valid until their expiry date. Permits are valid for 28 days and you can only apply for 12 permits per year.

Find out more about waste permits

The odd and even number plate system will still apply (except for hire vehicles), until at least 19 July, and there are restrictions on the types of waste that can be brought to the sites.

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