Does your vehicle need a permit?
Check whether your vehicle requires a permit to access Hampshire's HWRCs.
Vans and pick-ups
If you use a commercial-type vehicle (a van or pick-up) to dispose of your household waste you will need to apply for a permit.
Commercial-type vehicles are defined as a vehicle with one or more of the following features:
- no rear windows
- no rear side window
- no rear seats
- an open back, or a back which is separate to the main cab (closed cab pick-up).
Vans or pick-ups weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are not permitted access to HWRCs.
Cars towing trailers of 1.8m (approx 6ft) or less can access sites without a permit.
If you use a trailer between 1.8m and 3.0m (approx 6ft and 10ft) in length you will need to apply for a permit to access HWRCs.
Trailers over 3.0m (approx 10ft) are not permitted access to HWRCs.
Where a commercial-type vehicle (such as a van or pick-up) is the only towing vehicle available for a trailer, then the vehicle itself is permitted to access the site without a permit provided it does not carry any waste. It is not permitted for a householder to hold permits for a commercial-type vehicle and a trailer at the same time.
Cars and 4x4s
Cars and 4x4s do not require a permit to access HWRCs.
Householders who have hired a van for a period of two days or less to dispose of their own waste do not require a permit.
Householders should bring the van hire agreement with them and present it to site staff on arrival.
Horseboxes and Light Goods Vehicles
Horseboxes are not permitted access to HWRCs.
Any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes in weight is not permitted access to HWRCs.
Blue badge holders
Blue badge holders do not require a permit to dispose of their household waste.