Vehicles over 1.95m
Vehicles over 1.95m (6ft 4inches) in height do not have to pre-book in order to access the Smallmead andLongshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Instead, these vehicles (which may include some vans, pick-ups, 4x4s or other vehicles where no other alternative under height vehicle exists) can arrive at site with personal identification and proof of waste origin (in the form of a council tax bill or major utilities bill), between the hours of 2pm and 4pm, Monday to Saturday only.
At this time site staff will check the load against the Waste Acceptance Policy and ensure it is of house hold origin. This procedure remains in place to prevent businesses and traders from illegally depositing their waste for free and we thank householders for their continued co-operation.
To ensure all those who wish to access the site are able to do so, we advise that multiple trips are not permitted.
Please check the height of your vehicle before visiting site. Remember that if you have a roof rack or any other addition on your vehicle you may notfit under the height barrier.
Vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes gross (which is the weight of your vehicle including your waste and any passengers) are not accepted on site.
If you arrive on site outside of the times shown above you will not be permitted access to site.
There will be no access for vehicles over 1.95m in height on Sundays or any Bank Holiday.
Blue Badge Holders
If you are a registered Blue Badge holder, with a vehicle over 1.95m in height and you are unable to access site between 2pm and 4pm (Monday to Saturday) when overheight access is provided in line with Council requirements and any FCCE operation limitations at the time of the request, please call re3 during normal working hours on 0800 988 3023 to discuss access further.
Household waste that is within the limits of the Waste Acceptance Policy and carried on single axle trailers is now permitted onto site at any time during site opening hours.
Double axle trailers (including twin axle horse boxes/trailers) are no longer permitted at either site due to their size.
Please be aware of re3 staff's right to refuse tipping if waste is believed to be trade or from a business. Businesses can pay to dispose of their waste at the transfer stations at Longshot Lane and Smallmead.