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Depending on what type of vehicle you are using when visiting the household recycling centres (HRCs), you may require a permit, these can be used at either HRC site. 

What are E-permits?

On Monday 16 January 2017 we introduced a new electronic permits (e-permits) system for residents of Telford and Wrekin, so no more bits of paper to find before you head out to the HRC sites, the E-permits are also allocated to the household now, so any resident living at the property can use the E-permits if their vehicle type requires them when visiting the sites, you just need to provide proof of your address with you so the site operatives can validate your visit.

  • Each household can receive a maximum of ten permits per year and this will allow them to dispose of any household waste items generated at their property which can not be placed inside the red top bin.
  • There is no expiry date for the e-permits to be used. You will even get a reminder email when you have one E-permit left to use, to check when you can apply for more, details of how many E-permits you have are found on your My Telford dashboard.
  • We no longer require the make/model or registration of the vehicle when applying for E-permits.

The old style paper permits, previously issued to residents of Telford and Wrekin, are still being accepted at our HRC sites, however we will not be replacing these, you will be advised to register for e-permits.

Please note: that an E-permit does not allow you, under any circumstances, to deposit trade waste at the HRCs.

View information about disposing your commercial waste and recycling

Important information for Shropshire Council residents

Please note, Telford and Wrekin Council residents and Shropshire Council Residents are able to use the HRCs in both Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council authority areas

For those residents who pay their council tax to Shropshire Council, you must apply to them directly for permits.

Apply for a permit from Shropshire Council

Please note: if you live outside of Telford & Wrekin Council or Shropshire Council authority areas you will not be able to apply for permits to use the HRCs in these areas.

Last updated: 06/02/2024 13:20

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