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Waste permits

We will temporarily only be issuing permits to the following vehicles:

  • car-derived vans - please visit the gov.uk website for guidance if you are unsure if your vehicle meets this description
  • 4x4 vehicles with rear panels in the place of windows or no rear seats
  • pickups with a rear flatbed (covered or uncovered)

No vans or trailers are allowed on either of our sites at this time. 

The odd and even number plate system will still apply, and there are restrictions on the types of waste you can bring.

You will be required to show your permit and driving licence as proof of identity in the window of your vehicle when you arrive at the site. Please keep your windows closed.

A single permit is needed for each visit. Each permit is valid for 28 days, starting from the date you specify.

A maximum of 12 permits can be applied for each year.

Apply for a permit

We issue permits to Gateshead and Sunderland residents. Sunderland residents can only use the Campground centre.

Vehicles which don't need a permit

Permit not needed - June 2020

  • cars
  • estates and people carriers
  • 4x4 vehicles
  • Registered mobility / wheelchair accessible vehicles under 5.5 metres

Vehicles which do need a permit

Waste permit needed - temp June 2020

  • car-derived vans - please visit the gov.uk website for guidance if you are unsure if your vehicle meets this description
  • 4x4 vehicles with rear panels in the place of windows or no rear seats
  • pickups with a rear flatbed (covered or uncovered)

Vehicles not allowed on site

Not allowed header

  • vans
  • minibuses 
  • campervans
  • flat bed trucks
  • horseboxes
  • agricultural vehicles
  • any car or van with a trailer
     

Before you apply for a permit, please be aware that

  • the applicant must be the driver of the vehicle
  • vehicles must be 5.5 metres or under in length bumper-to-bumper
  • no trailers are permitted at this time
  • the driver of the vehicle must have insurance to drive it
  • vehicle and waste details must match those on the permit
  • waste must come from your own property and not from a business
  • waste must not be hazardous

 

Contact us

Customer Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 7000

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