There are two types of permit for Leeds residents using our household waste sites
- Leeds Resident Permit
- Commercial, Large Vehicle and Trailer Permit
This page will help you determine which permit applies to your circumstances. You must have one of the above permits to use our household waste sites.
You can only use these permits for household waste. They
cannot be used for the disposal of trade waste. If you have trade waste to dispose of please see the
Business Waste page for further information.
If you have a standard car or equivalent sized vehicle then you only need to display your Leeds Resident Permit in your windscreen to visit our sites.
The Leeds Resident Permit was sent to all households with the 2015/16 council tax bill. It is a free car window sticker which helps our site attendants identify Leeds residents. There is no expiry date on these permits, so they were not included with the 2016/2017 bill.
Residents from outside of Leeds are no longer allowed to use our sites (except where local cross border arrangements are in place).
Commercial, Large Vehicle and Trailer Permit Scheme
If you drive any of the following vehicles you will need an additional Commercial, Large Vehicle and Trailer Permit, which you need to apply for:
- Vans not exceeding 3 tonnes gross vehicle weight
- Cars with trailers
- Cars with business writing or logos
- 4x4s with pick-up (including pickup style enclosed vehicles)
- Camper Vans
Commercial vehicle waste disposal application form (PDF 1MB). Details on how to apply for the commercial, large vehicle and trailer permit are available in the drop down headings on this page.
There are some vehicles that are not allowed to use our sites e.g. vans over 3 tonnes gross vehicle weight. Please see the leaflet and frequently asked questions in the
Related documents section on this page for more help.
From 5 February 2018 charges apply for disposing of some types of rubbish at our household recycling sites including rubble, hardcore, soil, ceramics, plasterboard and tyres. Please see our
guide to waste disposal charges for a full list of items, charges and how to pay.