“Don’t forget your permit” is the call to anyone using a van, pick-up or car-towed single-axle short trailer to take household items, such as garden waste, to a recycling site this spring.
Introduced last year to cut congestion, permits are free for those with Somerset residential addresses but must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard on every visit.
Cars not towing a trailer, including saloons, estates, 4x4s and people carriers, do not need a permit.
The online application delivers an instant download or an email to use immediately on any smart device, or these can be printed out while the plastic permit card is being delivered by post.
As well as the online application form, there is a full guide, including vehicles that are excluded, and how it affects hire vans, Land Rovers and commercial waste users, at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/ sites/van-trailer-permits.
Permits can be used at any open site Monday-Friday and 1pm-4pm Saturdays (not Sundays or 8am-1pm Saturdays). There is a limit of one trailer permit and one van permit per household.
Somerset Waste Partnership says that anyone who needs a permit but does not have internet access, can visit any Somerset library for help.