Commercial Vehicle Permit

Commercial Vehicle Permits are for the disposal of commercial waste at the Porthmellon Waste and Recycling Centre. However, before you can apply for a permit from the Council you will be required to be a licensed waste haulier with the Environment Agency. Permits supplied by the Council are detailed below.

If you are not a licenced waste haulier you are able to apply via the online link shown below, this should take no more than fifteen minutes.

www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration

Do I need a permit for my Vehicle?

Please see the schedulae here to see which types of vehicles need a permit. A permit will be required for commercial type vehicles (those designed to carry goods).

Any vehicle which requires a permit will not be allowed on site with a trailer of any size. Trailers whose internal dimensions have been adapted will be measured according to their original internal length.

If you have lost your permit, changed vehicle, completed your 12 visits, or the provided 12 month period has expired you need to apply to renew your permit.

How do I obtain a permit or renew an existing permit?

A Commercial Vehicle Permit application can be obtained from the Customer Hub points located at Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre and St Mary’s Library. You can also apply by downloading an application form. These must be completed and passed back to the Infrastructure Department located at the Town Hall, or emailed to us via infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk

What is the cost for a Commercial Permit?

We offer three types of Commercial Vehicle Permits. Our fees and charges can be found here. Payment can be made at one of our Customer Hub points (Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre or St Mary’s Library), over the phone on 0300 1234 105, or by cheque posted to Infrastructure Department, Town Hall, Hugh Town, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW

I have a permit, now what?

Now you have a commercial waste permit you are able to use the Porthmellon Waste and Recycling Site to dispose of your waste. Please make sure you check the opening times before you head out. On entry to the site you will be required to have all waste weighed per tonne, according to the waste type at the weigbridge. You will then be invoiced accordingly on the monthly bases. Please note that there will be a minimum charge of £5.00 for each commercial waste & recycling transaction in order to allow relatively small volumes &/or minor items to be brought to site.