It is illegal to dispose of commercial waste at Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre.
Residents who wish to use a van, lorry or trailer to dispose of their household waste can apply for a permit to access the site, provided the vehicle weighs no more than 3.5 tonnes.
A permit is needed for use of:
- vehicles without side or rear windows – for example, a Transit van
- flatbed vehicles
- pickup-style vehicles
- sign-written vehicles
- large multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) with seats removed
- vehicles towing a trailer
Vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are not allowed on site.
You can only apply for a permit if you pay council tax in Thurrock.
Types of permit
Thurrock council tax payers can apply for permits that allow either:
a registered vehicle to visit the site up to 12 times in a 12-month period
a hired vehicle to visit the site up to 2 times in a 7-day period – you must bring proof of hire along with your permit when visiting the site, and may make no more than 6 applications each year
Only one permit is allowed for each household. You can apply to replace a lost permit, but only once each year. If you replace your vehicle, you should return your old permit to us so we can send you a replacement with the same number of visits left on it.
If you are eligible, your permit will be printed and delivered within 3 weeks.
Our Trade Waste service can help your business with its commercial business waste and recycling needs. We provide competitive prices for all services.
It is illegal to dump waste anywhere other than a licensed tip – we prosecute anyone responsible for fly-tipping in Thurrock.
Accessing the site
If you plan to access the site with any vehicle that would need a permit, you must show a valid permit at the entrance for that vehicle.
If you do not have a valid permit you won't be allowed to dispose of waste at the site. We will suggest local private-licensed sites that would accept your waste and recycling. These include:
: 01708 865 599
: 01375 391 339