Shanks Wakefield ePermits System
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Register/Renew Permits

Our online service allows you to quickly and easily apply for residential or Commercial Vehicle permits.

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to accept documents at Household Waste Recycling Centres. We are only able to verify documents uploaded online

Step 1

Please select your vehicle type from below to see which permit type you need.

Type Of Vehicle

Car (Family Car, Estate car, MPV)

People Carrier/ 4x4 with windows and seats in the back

Trailer smaller than 6ft x 4ft

Small Vans

Campervan or mini bus

SUV - open or closed back

Pick up - flatbed

Transit type van or hired van with or without seats

Livestock carrying vehicle/ agricultural vehicle

Trailer greater than 6ft x 4ft (no larger than 8ft x 6ft)

LWB and Vehicles weighing above 3000kg




Pedestrian access

Mobility Modified Vehicle

Box / Modified Trailer

Vehicle Example
Household Permit
Commercial Permit

Customers with mobility modified vehicles should apply for a residential permit. Please note that the volume of waste will be monitored as with all other vehicles.

Vehicles over 3000gvw are not permitted

Vehicles over 3000gvw are not permitted

Did you know that you can take a household utility bill, council tax bill or proof of Wakefield residency to your local Household Waste Recyling Centre and we can issue you a permit on site. If you still wish to apply online, and you are able to upload proof of Wakefield residency, please continue to fill out the form below.

Step 2

Your Details

Applicant Information
Your Address
I will enter my address manually.

The postcode you have entered is invalid. Please enter a valid postcode to continue your application.

The postcode you have entered is not valid for the Wakefield MDC area. If you feel this is incorrect please contact us.

Contact Details

You must provide at least one method of communication for us to contact you regarding your permit application. We will contact you via text and email about your permit application.

Vehicle Details

Vehicle Registration
Misc Vehicle Details

Does this vehicle have any sign writing/company logo on it?
(if yes please complete details below)

Step 3

Upload Documents

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to accept documents at Household Waste Recycling Centres. We are only able to verify documents uploaded online

Click here to upload a recent utility bill as proof of your address

Click here to upload the 1st and 2nd page of your vehicle V5 certificate

Accepted File Types: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png

Step 4

Terms and Conditions for residential and Commercial Vehicle Permits

The permit entitles the householder to dispose of Household Waste up to twelve times in a twelve month period, commencing from the date of issue of the permit, at a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) free of charge subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Please note we do not issue permits if you live outside the District of Wakefield.
  2. You may only use the permit to dispose of household waste. Household waste is waste arising from your own home provided that remuneration has not been received for the collection or disposal of that waste by a third party.
  3. Household waste does not include waste arising from any trade, business industrial or commercial activities or from another organisation such as a charity. It is illegal to dispose of commercial or industrial waste at any HWRC. Failure to comply with the law is a criminal offence which may lead to prosecution. Anyone found to be disposing of trade waste will have their permits withdrawn.
  4. A household may hold only two residential permits at a time in respect of one vehicle. Permits are not transferable and are only valid for the vehicle indicated on the permit.
  5. Our electronic system will be used to deduct one permit per visit from your account when visiting any HWRC. You must comply with any Renewi UK Serives Ltd or Wakefield Council site instructions, and conditions of use which may be notified to you by operatives at the time of your visit.
  6. The permit allows twelve visits per household in a twelve month period from the date of issue of the permit. Upon expiry of the twelve month period, new permits must be obtained by applying online. You will need to upload at that time, or later present, evidence of your V5 log book and council tax / utility bill / driving licence to our Wakefield (Denby Dale Rd) HWRC. Alternatively, should you not be able to access the internet you can visit the Wakefield (Denby Dale Rd) HWRC to apply.
  7. Brick and rubble will be accepted at HWRCs using your two allocated permits but is limited to one 6 x 4m trailer load or 6 x 25 kilogram size bags of material per month. If you are carrying out work that is likely to exceed this limit (i.e digging foundations or removing a driveway) we recommend that you should obtain a skip from Wakefield Council.
  8. Renewi have a policy of zero tolerance towards violence, aggression, threatening behaviour or harassment toward staff or other site users.

Section 1 – Declaration of Origin of the Waste

  • 1.1

    Section 51 (2) of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) enables Local Authorities to restrict the availability of HWRCs to specified descriptions of waste.

    As such all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the District of Wakefield are to accept household waste only. Waste generated through business, commercial or trade activities or through other organisations such as charities cannot be deposited at HWRCs and must be deposited at other licenced and permitted waste management facilities, including the Wakefield (Denby Dale Rd) Transfer Station.

  • 1.2

    By signing and submitting this form you are declaring to Renewi Waste Management Ltd:

    • That only waste generated from your own household is being deposited.
    • That no waste generated from business, commercial, trade activities or from other organisations is being brought in by you.
    • That the information supplied to Renewi Waste Management Ltd on this form is accurate.
  • 1.3

    Additionally by signing and submitting this form you are agreeing that:

    • Once waste has been deposited at a HWRC, it becomes the property of Renewi Waste Management Ltd. Renewi Waste Management Ltd therefore has the right to undertake any further investigations necessary to identify the origin of the waste (including taking photographic evidence and records of the deposited waste).
    • Renewi Waste Management Ltd may pass details of suspected commercial and trade waste to relevant authorities (such as the Wakefield Council and the Environment Agency) to enable further investigations to be carried out. This information may be used to issue fixed penalty notices or as evidence in a prosecution.
    • Subject to investigation, any unlawful deposit of business, commercial or trade waste at any of Renewi HWRC's is considered an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and person(s) responsible may be prosecuted and fined up to £50,000 and/or receive a custodial sentence of up to 5 years upon conviction.

Section 2 – Notes

  • 2.1

    Please ensure that all parts of your online application form are completed, signed and dated.

  • 2.2

    Completion of our online application form does not automatically grant access. Vehicles found to contain waste generated by commercial, trade or business activities, or any other organisation's waste or recycling will be refused access to the HWRCs.

  • 2.3

    Renewi Waste Management Ltd, or Wakefield Council, may refuse admittance if any information on the form is incomplete or incorrect. The decision to not grant access is final.

  • 2.4

    Information submitted that is later found to be false will mean that future access to the HWRCs is suspended pending investigation.

  • 2.5

    Any evidence of commercial, trade, business or another organisations waste will be investigated. Renewi reserve the right to take photographic evidence of waste they suspect to be commercial / trade or business for investigative purposes.

  • 2.6

    Householders who have completed a Household Waste Declaration Form are not excluded from normal checks at the HWRCs and will be subject to identification checks and/or checks on the types of materials intended for disposal at the HWRCs.

  • 2.7

    Renewi Waste Management Ltd reserve the right to investigate and confirm with other agencies as to whether business/vehicle owners have the authority for the use of the said vehicle.

Section 3 – Definition of Commercial Type Vehicles and access with Trailers

'Commercial Type Vehicles' are defined as: normal use being for commercial purposes and/or with no rear seat belts and/or no rear windows and/or have an open back and/or tail lift, or a back which is separated from the main cab area (e.g. closed cab pick-ups).

Do I have to fill in a form for access with a trailer?

Only cars, vans and 4 x 4s may bring in a trailer. If the load bed is less than 6ft x 4ft long a commercial vehicle permit is not required. If the load bed is greater than 6ft x 4ft in length you must apply for a commercial vehicle permit. Trailers with a load bed over 3m (approx 10ft) are not permitted access to HWRCs. If the trailer is deemed by staff to be modified, you will not be permitted on site.