You must book a Tip Visit if you want to take waste to the tip in a  van, larger vehicle, or if you use a  trailer.

Entry to our sites must be pre-booked. Vehicles will not be permitted on site without a valid permit as well as two forms of ID (one photographic and a recent household bill).

This service is not available to residents outside of Wolverhampton and is not for commercial waste activities or trade waste. The council’s enforcement team will monitor activity and will take the necessary action if instructions are breached.

If you use the vehicles listed below, you will need to book a tip visit:

  • a van
  • car with a trailer
  • pick-up truck
  • commercial type vehicle

When booking a Tip Visit you must confirm the waste is:

  • residential household waste only  
  • generated at a residential property within Wolverhampton  
  • not trade waste  
  • not being disposed of for payment by a third party 

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Tip Visit Terms and Conditions

Use of this service is subject to agreement of the terms and conditions for the disposal of your domestic waste from an address in Wolverhampton. You must agree to the terms and conditions to use the service.

You must certify that the waste you intend to bring to the HWRC site is: 

  • Your residential household waste only which was generated at your residential property within Wolverhampton
  • None of the waste is trade waste
  • You have not been paid to dispose of the waste by any other third party

If any of this information is found to be incorrect, and it is identified that the waste you deposit on site is not solely your residential waste then you will be committing an offence and the council will investigate and legal action could be taken against you.

Tip Visit Disclaimer

Shaw Road tips (Household Waste Recycling Centres) is provided for the use of Wolverhampton residents and their domestic waste only. Anchor lane tip (HWRC) can be used by both Wolverhampton and Dudley Residents. 

The local authority is only required to provide household waste recycling centres for residents to dispose of their residential household waste free of charge. Trade or commercial waste of any description is not accepted at any of the Wolverhampton household waste recycling centres.

City of Wolverhampton Council staff will not accept any waste arising from a business or commercial operation (including landlords) at either of these sites. All trade waste should be disposed of via an appropriately licensed contractor, or at an appropriate and licensed transfer station or landfill site.

By illegally depositing this type of waste you could be liable under Sections 33 and 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Section 33 carries a fine of £50,000 or a prison sentence, and section 34 a fine of £5,000 or an unlimited fine through the Crown Court.

Tip Visit information

Can I use a high-sided vehicle?

Yes, high-sided vehicles are allowed into the sites if you have booked a tip visit slot at specific times:

Shaw Road - 10:30am to 3:30pm 

7 days a weeks

Anchor Lane - 10:30am to 3:30pm 

7 days a weeks

High-sided vehicles are classed as 1.8 metres or larger in height. The removable barriers at both sites are set at 1.8m (6 feet). 

All high-sided vehicles are required to book their visit 24 hours in advance. 

You must give 24 hours’ notice of their intended visit to either site.

Can I register a company trailer / van if it is for personal use?

If you have access to a company van, trailer or commercial vehicle and wish to use it for personal use you can book a Tip Visit. You will be asked for the company details when making your application.  

On visiting the site, you will need to carry a letter from your company on official headed note paper that states you have access to the vehicle for domestic purposes and that the vehicle is only carrying domestic waste.

Can I use a hire vehicle under the Tip Visit system?

Yes. You will need to state that you are using a hire vehicle when you apply and provide the hire company details. 

On visiting the site, you will need to carry a copy of your hire agreement. 

Can I borrow a trailer/van from a friend as a one-off to dispose of waste at the tip?

If you want to borrow a trailer / van from a friend and use it as a one-off to dispose of waste, the owner of the vehicle must book a Tip Visit slot.

I have been banned from the site previously, am I still banned?

Yes. We hold an updated list of all banned vehicles which we will use to advise customers if they are not allowed to access the site.

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