Site user and vehicle restrictions

  • Site user restrictions

    Applicable from 1st April 2011

    Only householders delivering their own household waste are entitled to use the Recycling Centre facilities.

    Waste from the following groups/premises/activities are not accepted at Recycling Centres:

    • landlords disposing of waste from rental properties
    • Parish/District/County Councils or Council premises
    • educational or medical establishments
    • charity shops; charitable organisations and premises (except where otherwise agreed in writing with DCC)
    • any club, society or other association of persons (including allotment organisations).
    • religious establishments
    • prisons or probation service
    • agricultural holdings, including small holdings and paddocks (excluding waste from the farmhouse itself)
    • waste from shops, businesses, traders including business waste associated with people working from home.
    • removal firms
    • “man and van” or house clearance operators
    • waste from rented holiday homes/holiday lets/campsites/caravan parks.
    • flytipped waste (unless delivered by the District Council with prior agreement from DCC).

    Also see Chargeable Waste

  • Vehicle restriction policy

    Applicable from 1 April 2011

    In order to enhance site safety and tackle the abuse of the facilities by traders/commercial users using larger vehicles, the following vehicles are not permitted access to Recycling Centres:

    • any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes gross weight.
    • any vehicle tipping
    • box Vans/Luton Vans/Horseboxes etc. (with the exception of vehicles hired to a householder from a legitimate vehicle hire company for a hire period of less than 3 days and appropriate documentation can be produced)
    • any trailers over 3m (10 feet) in length (internal/body length)*
    • large vans (transit size) are not permitted towing any trailer of any size (camper vans/fully fitted minibuses are excluded from this restriction)
    • tractors/agricultural machinery

    *trailer size limit at Maclins Quarry, South Molton is 1.8m internal/body length due to the very small and restricted nature of the site.

    Vehicle Restriction Sign