Register to use our recycling centres

To make sure only those allowed to use our recycling centres do so you must register your vehicle(s) with us first.

The Council is facing huge budget pressures and this will help us to reduce our costs by £200,000 each year. It will make sure our recycling centres are only used by people who live in Nottinghamshire, improving our quality of service, for example by reducing waiting times.

If the registration number of the vehicle you use when visiting a recycling centre has not been registered with us first you may not be allowed to use the recycling centre.

It’s quick, free and easy and you only need to do it once (unless you change your car or address).

Register to use our recycling centres


To use our recycling centres you must:

  • live in Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City)
  • have waste from your own home - if you rent out houses or flats you cannot dispose of this at our recycling centres as it is regarded as trade waste, which is not accepted
  • have created the waste yourself - if you have waste from work carried out by a commercial business (eg building waste) it is their responsibility to remove the waste.

You may only use our recycling centres with the following types of vehicle:

  • car or minibus (with or without single or double-axle trailer, maximum size 3m length by 2m wide)
  • van (note there is a different process for temporary access using a hire van)
  • pick-up
  • campervan
  • motorcycle/moped

You cannot use our recycling centres with the following types of vehicle:

  • van with any trailer
  • pick-up with any trailer
  • horsebox or any other vehicle used to transport horses or other animals.

You will need

  • registration number of the vehicle(s) you wish to use to dispose of waste at our recycling centres.
  • if you wish to register a sign-written vehicle, you will also need to provide details of what is written on the vehicle.

What will happen next

Before starting the registration form you will be asked to create an online account with us, or to log in if you already have one. Once you have created and logged in to your online account you will need to complete the form to register to use our recycling centres.

Once you have registered, you will be able to use any of our recycling centres straight away. You will not receive a physical permit as handheld devices will be used at the recycling centres to check that the vehicles using them have registered with us.

Register to use our recycling centres

Alternative ways to do this

If you are unable to do this online please telephone our customer service centre on 0300 500 80 80. However please note we are receiving a large amount of calls and waiting times are longer than usual. We appreciate your patience.

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