If you're visiting the Beach Street Household Waste and Recycling Centre to deposit household materials, you will need a permit if you are driving a:

  • Small van

  • Car-derived van - this can include small cars of 4x4 vehicles which have solid panels instead of the rear window

  • Medium van (within the 5-meter size range bumper to bumper)

  • Car or car-derived van with a trailer (the trailer must be no longer than 3 meters in length)

If you visit the site in a car with your own household waste material (from the property you currently live in), you do not require a permit.

The on-site limit is 50 bags or one cubic meter of material

If on-site employees have any reason to believe the material being presented is excessive or have doubts the material is from the property where you reside, we reserve the right to refuse entry to the site.

  • Permits are valid for 28 days from the day of application

  • You may apply for the maximum of five permits at a time

  • Only household waste from the permit holder's property (where they currently live) will be allowed on the site.

  • Landlords who are part of the Sunderland Accredited Landlord scheme may apply for a permit

  • You are not permission to deposit trade or business waste on the site; traders must use a commercial facility and are not entitled to a waste permit

  • You will only be allowed to enter the site in a vehicle. Pedestrians are not allowed on the site.

  • Standard vans, pickups or flat beds with a trailer will not be allowed on the site

  • Vehicles that are over five meters in length (including any trailers) will not be allowed on the site.

The following items are not accepted on site:

  • Asbestos

  • Hazardous chemicals or other hazardous waste

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Clinical or medical waste

  • Tyres on the rim

  • Trade Waste

We reserve the right to refuse entry to the site if we suspect the site Licence Conditions are being breached.

Apply for a waste permit for use at Beach Street




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