For household waste
Permits will allow you to take your own household waste to the sites using vans of any size, pick-ups (2-door), vehicles with sign-writing on and trailers over 6ft x 4ft (1.8m x 1.2m).
Read about how to apply for a permit.
Please note: you do not need a permit if you are using a normal car provided it is not sign-written. From 1st October 2021 an East Riding Resident's pass or proof or residency in the East Riding will be needed to gain access to the HWRS; these will be sent in the post to all households by 31st August 2021. You do not need to apply for a resident's pass. Find out more about the resident's pass.
For commercial waste (e.g. waste not from your own home)
Please note: permits do not allow you to take commercial waste to a site. If the materials you are wanting to dispose of are from your business or generated from commercial activities, you have a duty to ensure they are taken to an appropriately licensed disposal facility. More information is available from the Environment Agency website: Environment Agency - business waste (external website)
All of the sites in the East Riding have a licence stating they are for the disposal of household waste only. This is issued by the Environment Agency who regularly monitor waste being taken to the sites. If it was found that commercial waste was being disposed of at the sites it is possible that the licence would be revoked and the site would have to shut. As well as putting the site's licence at risk, the illegal dumping of commercial waste at the sites also leaves East Riding taxpayers footing the bill for its disposal.
The permit system is the most nationally recognised method of enforcing a commercial waste ban and has been in force on all East Riding sites since August 2001. The system limits the number of times vehicles which are more likely to contain commercial waste can visit a site, whilst still allowing residents the convenience of using any vans or large trailers that they have access to.