Bickenhill permit scheme

You need to pre-book an appointment to visit the site

We operate a permit scheme for visitors who wish to use a commercial type vehicle to access the site. 

The waste you wish to dispose of must be from a Solihull address.

The scheme allows a maximum of 12 visits to the site in any 12 month period from the date of issue.

Only one permit will be issued per household in the 12 month period. Only one permit per vehicle will be issued. Only one permit per person will be issued.

You will need to take your permit with you when you visit the site. 

Restricted visit times apply to permit holders, these are:

Monday, Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

On Tuesday’s permit holders can visit the site from 10.00am until 15 minutes before the site closes.

April to November site will close at 6:30pm

December to March site will close at 5:30pm

Apply for permit

You can apply by calling 0121 704 8000.

You will need to know your vehicle registration.

You will receive your permit by post within 10 working days.

Book an appointment

Appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis. Each appointment slot will be for 15 minutes.

Please pre-sort recycling and waste at home for a quick turnaround time to help the site remain on schedule.

Book an appointment for a permitted vehicle

Vehicles requiring a permit

  • a car with a small trailer in between 6ft (1.83m) and 9ft 6in (2.10m) in length including the tow bar
  • a van (cannot be towing a trailer)
  • single cab, double cab and king cab pick ups (cannot be towing a trailer)
  • any vehicle with 8 seats or more eg mini bus (cannot be towing a trailer)
  • 4 x 4 vehicles without rear side windows (cannot be towing a trailer)
  • 4 x 4 vehicles with rear side windows towing a trailer
  • campervans and campervan conversions

Not accepted on the site

  • any commercial waste
  • any trailer over 2.10 metres (9ft 6in) including the tow bar
  • any vehicle in excess of the weight restriction (3.5 tonnes)
  • any vehicle in excess of the height restriction (6ft 9in or 2.05m)
  • long wheel based vans, double or twin axle vans
  • vans towing a trailer
  • single cab, double cab, king cab pick ups towing a trailer
  • 4 x 4 vehicle without rear side windows towing a trailer
  • any vehicle with 8 seats or more towing a trailer

Hire Vehicles

If you are hiring a vehicle to dispose of your waste, the hire vehicle will be subject to the same site conditions as any other commercial type vehicle and will require a hire permit.

You will need to bring along your reference number, hire documents and proof of residency when using the site.

To book a hire vehicle permit please contact us on 0121 704 8000. Please note that hire vehicles must be booked 48 hours in advance of attending the site. 

Commercial waste

Commercial waste cannot be taken to Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre.

We won't accept waste from work done by a trader or commercial building company, even if it's from a residential home.