Apply for a van or trailer permit (recycling centres)

Permits are free and can be obtained by completing an online form.

Apply for a permit

Please read the terms and conditions before applying.

Hire vans

How to apply to use the household waste recycling centres with a hired vehicle

You can use the HWRC's with a hire vehicle, in the following circumstances:

  • The hire period is for no more than 2 days
  • The vehicle is one which we allow on site (please see list above)
  • The waste you wish to deposit is household waste only from Blackburn with Darwen residences


Take the following documents to the site:

  • hire documents
  • Council tax or utility bill with the address of the property from which the waste has come

Present these documents to the staff on site who will record your details, and issue you with a permit allowing you to tip once at the centre, either then or later (depending upon if you have loaded your vehicle).