Household waste permit scheme reintroduced for residents
26 Oct 2020
The council’s popular household waste permit scheme is being reintroduced from Monday 26 October.
When the Household Waste Recovery Centres (tips) re-opened in May, the scheme remained unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Now the permit scheme will be available for larger vans and trailers once again. Small vans previously exempt from carrying permits under Covid guidelines will also now require a permit to visit a site.
Due to high demand and increased offloading time, residents that require permits for their vehicles will need to book a slot online to visit HWRCs. This will allow residents to plan their journey ahead of time.
Slots must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of a visit.
The first available slots for permit holders will be Wednesday 28 October due to the new booking system.
Residents will be able to apply for up to three permits at any one time.
Councillor Glen Sanderson, leader of the council and cabinet member responsible for waste management and recycling said: “This is welcome news for our residents across Northumberland.
“We know many people make use of our permit scheme and have eagerly awaited its reintroduction.
“Although there are some changes, we are confident that the scheme will provide permit holders the same quality of service as before.
“Staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure this service is up and running once again. Our waste teams are vital in providing these essential services and I’d like to remind residents to treat them with respect when visiting a site.”
Residents will need to provide evidence of their booking when they arrive. Vehicles that require a permit will be turned away if they cannot provide evidence of their permit and booking information.