About the restrictions and vouchers

Vehicle and trailer restrictions apply at all household waste recycling centres in Warwickshire. The voucher scheme enables some residents to use vehicles otherwise excluded by the vehicle and trailer restrictions.

Vouchers are only valid for residents whose sole means of transport is a small car-derived van or pick-up with a gross vehicle weight of up to 2.2 tonnes. If another unrestricted vehicle is registered to the same address, vouchers will not be issued.

These restrictions apply to vehicles carrying household waste. Commercial waste is accepted on a chargeable basis.

Vehicle Image Vehicle details Requirements/restrictions
Car car   No vouchers required (chargeable if trade/commercial)
Car and trailer, single axle, unbraked car and trailer Up to 1.83m (6 feet) in length No vouchers required (chargeable if trade/commercial)
Van or any pickup van Up to 2.2 tonnes Eligible to apply for 6 vouchers/year (chargeable if trade/commercial)
Caravanettes, people carriers and minibuses people carrier   No voucher is required if seats are not removed - otherwise 1 vouchers/year (chargeable if trade/commercial)
Twin cab pick-up or large 4x4 pickup Between 2.2 and 3.5 tonnes Eligible to apply for 4 vouchers/year (chargeable if trade/commercial)
Commercial vehicle commercial van Over 2.2 tonnes Chargeable where vehicle permitted on site (please check before arriving)
Van and trailer van and trailer   Chargeable where vehicle permitted on site (please check before arriving)
Pick-up and trailer pickup and trailer   Chargeable where vehicle permitted on site (please check before arriving)

Vehicles that fall within the 4×4 category, including Range Rovers, will be treated as a car and will not require a voucher, provided they have windows in the sides of the rear compartment and have rear seats.

Trailers up to 2.5 metres in length are permitted for the disposal of unaccompanied compostable green waste on weekdays before 12 noon (not bank holidays). Besides a maximum of 2.5 metres, trailers qualifying for this exemption should also be un-braked, single axle and 750kg maximum gross weight.

Visitors to the recycling centres whose vehicles aren’t eligible for free vouchers may be able to deposit waste materials as paid-for commercial waste. Alternatively information on private disposal sites can be found in the yellow pages.

Trailers with an internal bed length up to and including 1.83 metres (6 feet) pulled by a car are accepted also un-braked, single axle and 750kg maximum gross weight.