Only South Gloucestershire residents who have registered their vehicles can use our Sort It recycling centres. There are two types of vehicle registration, standard and restricted, see details below. 

Make sure you have registered at least 24 hours before you plan to visit.

Register to use the recycling centres

Remove or change your registered vehicles

You can remove or make changes to the vehicles registered to your address at any time.

To completely remove a vehicle registration, choose the ‘de-register’ option once you have entered your details.

To change a vehicle choose the ‘register’ option and enter the details of both of the vehicles you want registered to your address, even if one is already registered.

Remove or change your registered vehicles for the recycling centres

Types of registration

Standard vehicle registration

There is no limit to the number of visits you can make per year. 

Vehicles of any size (up to 3.5 tonnes) designed for domestic use that have rear and/or side facing windows including cars of any size, campervans, people carriers etc. 

Restricted vehicle registration

Limited to 12 visits per year.

Vehicles of any size without rear seats and/or windows, including cars, 4x4s, pick-up trucks, camper vans, MPVs (people carriers).

4×4s, pick up trucks or people carriers (MPV) without rear seats and/or windows or with an open back. 

Flat bed vehicles, box vans, horse boxes with integrated cab and agricultural vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.

You can register:

  • up to two standard vehicles (unlimited visits) or 
  • one standard (unlimited visits) and/or one privately owned restricted vehicle (limited to 12 visits per year) or
  • one commercial vehicle* if it is your households only vehicle (limited to 12 visits per year)

If you hire a vehicle to use at the Sort It recycling centre you must bring the hire agreement, proof of address and identification with you. The vehicle must only be used to dispose of your own household waste. Hired restricted vehicles (vans) have a 12 visit limit.

*You will need written permission from the business owner to register a commercial vehicle

Using the recycling centres

You must only bring household waste to the recycling centres. Check what can be accepted and any restrictions before you visit. 

You will need to bring proof of address and photo identification with you, and you may need to provide a copy of your V5C certificate if you have registered a restricted vehicle.

You only need to register once to use our recycling centres unless you change your vehicle or address. 

The Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre has a 1.8m height restriction and trailers are not allowed.

Your visit may be recorded to help us improve our service and protect our staff and customers.

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