Will I have to book a slot to visit the site?
No, we will not be operating a booking system.
However, if you have a van, or other commercial-type vehicle, or a vehicle pulling a trailer, you will need a recycling centre permit. Permits take 48 hours to process and you will be given a date and time to visit the Gatewarth site to dispose of your waste.
Will the site be busy?
We expect sites to be busy, so if your waste can wait, we’d advise postponing your visit for now.
How many cars will be allowed on site?
There will be restrictions in place and only a small number of cars will be allowed on site at any one time. Please follow staff instructions and we will be operating a one in, one out system when the site gets busy.
What can I bring to the site?
We are accepting the full range of household waste and recyclable materials, although we would be grateful if you only come to dispose of household waste that can’t be safely stored at home. This is to ensure that queues at the site are kept as short as possible and that household waste that cannot be safely stored at home can be taken for disposal.
Can I walk onto the site?
We’re only accepting cars – no pedestrians.
Will anyone be able to help me unload my waste?
No. Don’t bring large or heavy items – staff won’t be able to help you unload your car. Please only take what items you can manage to dispose of yourself.
Is the permit scheme operational on site?
Yes - permits are available for vans, or other commercial-type vehicles, or a vehicle pulling a trailer, which can be used at our Gatewarth site.
Can I come to site in a van or bring a large trailer?
Vans, large trailers and commercial vehicles are only allowed at our Gatewarth site and you must apply for a permit.
We are keeping this process under review and hope to be able to start to provide access for these types of vehicles at other sites in the near future.
I have a small trailer (less than two metres), can I bring that to the site?
No - small trailers (those less than two metres) that do not usually need a permit will not be allowed on site.
How many people can be in the car?
One person per car to visit the site. If you need someone else to drive the car (for example blue badge holders) or need help with your waste, one person from your household can accompany you. However only one person will be allowed out of the car to dispose of the waste.
Can I bring my children with me?
Do not bring children to site unless you really have to. If you do bring children they will not be allowed to leave the car. Please also consider possible queuing times.
Are there any traffic restrictions at the site or on the surrounding roads?
There will be queues and there may be restrictions on the highways and roads leading up to the site. There will be traffic marshals and we ask people to adhere to any advice they may give.