Using hire vans or trailers at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip)

Using hire vans or trailers at the reuse and recycling centre (tip)

When you can use a hire van or trailer at the tip, when you can bring a van or trailer to the tip, what you'll need to bring with you.

The reuse and recycling centres at St Philips and Avonmouth are open to all vehicles.

Vans and trailers will need a permit.

You can only go to the recycling centre on certain days, based on the last number on your vehicle’s number plate. Find more information on our tips and recycling centre page.

It’s illegal to bring business, trade or construction waste to the recycling centres.

You don’t need a permit for a hired van or trailer if the hire agreement is for three days or less.

If the hire is longer than three days you can’t use it for visiting the tip. Find out more at business waste and recycling.

You can bring a hire van and trailer to the tip any time during normal opening hours

You’ll need to bring:

  • your vehicle hire agreement
  • a council tax or utility bill from the last three months
  • your photo card driving licence

If you arrive in a Car Club or Zipvan vehicle you'll only be asked for proof of address (preferably council tax bill or driving licence) to be able to use the site. 

Find more information on what we take and limits on DIY and construction waste.

Contact information

RRC Permit Applications

Bristol Waste Company (Gate 1 Reception)

Albert Road

Bristol, BS2 0XS