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Commercial Permit

This Permit is for any businesses who use Recycling Centres to dispose of paper, cardboard, cans, plastics, timber or scrap metal. It is also for businesses who dispose or any chargeable materials either at a participating Recycling Centre, or at Friarton Weighbridge.

How do I apply for/renew and display a Commercial Permit?

Apply for/renew a Recycling Centre Permit

Recycling of paper, card, glass bottles & jars, cans, plastics, timber and scrap metal

Commercial Permits are free of charge, and awarded following successful application. If you wish to apply for Commercial Permit, you will be asked to demonstrate how your business is disposing of their waste, for example, by providing a copy of your Waste Transfer Note. In addition, you will be required to provide your Waste Carriers Licence which can be obtained through SEPA. We cannot issue a Permit if your business is not a registered waste carrier. Once both documents have been produced, a permit will be generated and sent out. If your business has multiple vehicles who use the Recycling Centres, then a Permit will be required for each vehicle.

Displaying my Permit at the Weighbridge and the Recycling Centres

  • icon Commercial customers [1Mb] can use the Friarton Weighbridge (paying by card only), but they must display their Permit on their vehicle's front windscreen via an A4 sized print out or electronically on a tablet. 
  • Permits should be displayed on your vehicle's front windscreen via an A4 sized print out or electronically on a tablet for inspection by the Site Attendants.
  • Pre-paid vouchers will be deposited in a bag while the Site Attendant socially distances.
  • Commercial Permit holders can also dispose of chargeable waste and recycling via Friarton Weighbridge.

Disposal of general, garden or inert waste

If you currently dispose of chargeable materials such as garden, inert or non-recyclable (general) waste, then you are required to pay in advance to dispose of these at Recycling Centres.

If you use the Friarton Weighbridge, you will only be able to pay via debit or credit card. Customers disposing of chargeable waste and recycling are still required to apply for a free Commercial Permit although they must ensure their business is registered with SEPA as a waste carrier before applying, a permit cannot be authorised if this isn't provided.

Once a Commercial Permit has been awarded, you will be able to buy pre-paid vouchers for each waste stream required, or use the Weighbridge at Friarton.

Buying pre-paid vouchers for full and part loads

You can purchase pre-paid vouchers over the phone on 01738 476476 and these will be posted out to you.  It may take up to 7 days to receive these, subject to postal delays. 

There is no minimum order and a full breakdown of costs are shown in the tables below. Please note, prices are valid up to 31 March 2021.

You can also purchase a part load voucher for each vehicle type. The part load will allow you dispose of up to 50% of the load capacity of the vehicle.

To use any of the pre-paid vouchers, simply present to the Site Attendant on duty who will let you dispose of the correct materials. Vouchers are only valid for the materials described. Any mixed loads of waste will be treated as non-recyclable (general) waste, are will be charged as such. 

The Site Attendants have the right to refuse entry if the conditions of the vouchers are not met.

Friarton Weighbridge Pricing (inc VAT) - 2020/21

Type of WasteCost
General (non-recyclable) Waste£149.76 per tonne
Garden Waste£41.34 per tonne
Inert Waste£29.28 per tonne
TimberNo charge

Participating Recycling Centres - Pre-Paid Voucher Prices (inc VAT) - 2020/21

Type of WasteSize of VehicleCost
General WasteCategory 1 - Light Van Part Load£32.15
General WasteCategory 1 - Light Van Full Load£64.40
General WasteCategory 2 - Panel Van or Small Trailer (up to 1/2 tonne) Part Load£47.90
General WasteCategory 2 - Panel Van or Small Trailer (up to 1/2 tonne) Full Load£95.80
General WasteCategory 3 - Large Trailer (over 1/2 tonne) Part Load£52.40
General WasteCategory 3 - Large Trailer (over 1/2 tonne) Full Load£104.80

 

Type of WasteSize of VehicleCost
Garden WasteCategory 1 - Light Van Part Load£8.45
Garden WasteCategory 1 - Light Van Full Load£16.90
Garden WasteCategory 2 - Panel Van or Small Trailer (up to 1/2 tonne) Part Load£11.35
Garden WasteCategory 2 - Panel Van or Small Trailer (up to 1/2 tonne) Full Load£22.75
Garden WasteCategory 3 - Large Trailer (over 1/2 tonne) Part Load£17.35
Garden WasteCategory 3 - Large Trailer (over 1/2 tonne) Full Load£34.75

 

Type of WasteSize of VehicleCost
Inert WasteCategory 1 - Light Van Part Load£9.85
Inert WasteCategory 1 - Light Van Full Load£19.60
Inert WasteCategory 2 - Panel Van or Small Trailer (up to 1/2 tonne) Part Load£13.45
Inert WasteCategory 2 - Panel Van or Small Trailer (up to 1/2 tonne) Full Load£26.95
Inert WasteCategory 3 - Large Trailer (over 1/2 tonne) Part Load£14.95
Inert WasteCategory 3 - Large Trailer (over 1/2 tonne) Full Load£29.85

What business waste/recycling can I take to my local Recycling Centre?

Download, print or view icon the list of Recycling Centres open for business use [113Kb]. Please note that holders of Domestic Exemption Permits can visit any Recycling Centre to dispose of their waste and recycling. For a full list of what can be recycled at each site by householders, please visit our Recycling Centre pages.

Contact details

Commercial Waste Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476