Trade waste at HWRCs

When using our trade service, please visit later in the day if possible. Our HWRCs see a high demand and processing trade waste at peak times may take longer.

Duty of care

A valid Waste Carrier’s Licence or Waste Carrier exemption (if applicable) is a legal requirement for carrying waste - you will be asked to produce this document by a member of staff.

Licences are available from the Environment Agency. You may be refused service if you can't produce appropriate documents.

Using this service

Please pre-sort your waste before arriving at the site.

Your vehicle containing the waste will be weighed using the on-site weigh bridge upon your arrival. There is a vehicle weight limit of 3.5 tonnes at all sites. Larger vehicles cannot be accommodated.

On departure your emptied vehicle will be weighed again.

You will be charged according to the weight and type of material. The site supervisor has discretion over the quantities that can be disposed of.


Payment is taken by credit or debit card on a chip and pin machine. Cash is not accepted.

Favourable rates are charged for recyclable and compostable materials.

Material​0 to 80kg​81 to 150kg​151 to 250kg​251 to 500kg​501 to 750kg​751 to 1000kg​Over 1000kg (per tonne, pro-rata increase of 500kg)​
​Hardcore and rubble£7£16£22£23£26£40£20
​​Garden waste£7£14£24£38£52£71£36
​​Wood and timber£13£18£28£46£64£101£51
​Mixed paper and card£5£12£16£17£30£35£18
General waste (excluding upholstered seating)£27£43£62£115£160£197£93
Upholstered seating£62£98£140£260£362£445£210

The following materials are all charged at £5 per load:

  • plastic bottles
  • mixed glass bottles and jars
  • food tins and drink cans
  • mixed textiles and clothes
  • scrap metal

This service is monitored with automatic number-plate recognition software (ANPR) and CCTV.


Some items can't be disposed of under the trade waste service. Other commercial waste management companies should be used for these items.

Accepted materials

We accept:

  • garden waste (such as grass, cuttings, plants)
  • inert waste (such as soil and rubble)
  • scrap metals
  • paper and cardboard (no secure facilities for confidential waste)
  • plasterboard and plaster (see restrictions)
  • timber and wood (including chipboard and MDF)
  • plastic
  • cans
  • textiles
  • glass
  • non-recyclable waste

Unaccepted materials

We don't accept:

  • asbestos
  • clinical waste
  • engine oil
  • hazardous waste (such as chemical and radioactive)
  • motor vehicles and tyres
  • waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

For Urbaser trade waste service queries, call 01604 349975.

For any queries relating to the e-permit service, please call us on 0300 126 3000 or email [email protected].

Last updated 01 April 2024