If you are a Small Trader who is based at a residential property or you run your business from a vehicle, you can use our recycling centres by purchasing a Small Traders Tipping Permit.

    Small Traders Tipping Permit

    There are 3 types of permit:

    The maximum vehicle size permitted at each site is gross 3.5 tonnes.

    To use any of the permits, you need to produce a Waste Carriers License, which can be obtained from the SEPA website, or by calling them direct on 03000 99 66 99.

    Where to buy permits

    You can buy a Small Trader Tipping Permit on My Falkirk.

    What materials are accepted under each permit?

    Recycling Permit

    • Food and drinks cans
    • Plastic bottles and trays
    • Paper
    • Cardboard
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Books
    • Textiles, including shoes
    • Light bulbs
    • Bicycles
    • Scrap metal
    • Wood
    • Batteries
    • Plasterboard

    Green Waste permit

    • Grass/Bush cuttings etc
    • Soil
    • Rubble

    Non-recycling permit

    • Mattresses
    • Upholstered furniture and divan bed bases
    • Carpets
    • Large domestic plastics, such as garden furniture
    • Non-recyclable commercial waste

    Materials that are not accepted under a small trader's permit

    • Fridges and freezers
    • White goods, such as washing machines
    • Small electrical appliances
    • Tyres – this recycling facility is not for commercial users of the site, who should have their own tyre recycling facilities.
    • Mineral Oil - this recycling facility is not for commercial users of the site, who should have their own oil recycling facilities
    • Asbestos
    • Hazardous waste

    Where to take commercial waste

    Access for commercial waste will be available at Kinneil Recycling Centre and Roughmute Recycling Centre. Small Trader Tipping Permits can be purchased on-line from the council’s web site.

    Alternative sites to deposit commercial waste within Falkirk area include:

    • Foundry Steels, Clyde Street, Grangemouth
    • A W Jenkinson Woodwaste Ltd, Carriden Industrial Estate, Bo'ness
    • Central Demolition Limited, Chatton Works Industrial Estate, Bonnybridge
    • Avondale Environmental Limited, Avondale Road, Falkirk

    To check that a site is registered to accept waste visit SEPA's website.