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Recycling Centres

Vehicle and Site User Restrictions

Vehicle Restriction Policy

Applicable from 1st 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 image - PDF icon (1.74MB - pdf help) 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.


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