Not for Profit Permits
Disposing of waste from Charities and Not-for-profit organisations
The law says you must dispose of your waste and recycle properly but disposing of waste is expensive. The current charge (2020/21) will remain at £165 per tonne. Click the link for additional information on business waste disposal charges.
If you are a charity or not-for-profit organisation based in West London, you can request we waive our charges.
How can my organisation apply?
Complete the online application form.
Before you complete the form, please check the terms and conditions. When you submit the form you will need to attach proof of your status as a not for profit organisation and your waste carriers registration.
Summary of Terms and Conditions
- WLWA reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions but we will advise you if any changes are made.
- Your organisation must be a not-for-profit organisation or charity and be able to provide proof of this.
- The place the waste is generated must be based within the geographical area of the WLWA (the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond).
- WLWA must be satisfied that the waste does not arise in the course of an activity your organisation is being paid a fee to undertake e.g. a house clearance or gardening work.
- The amount of waste you can deposit will be limited. Alongside this application please submit details of how you ensure that only items that cannot be re-used will be brought to our site.
- If your organisation holds a free allowance with any of these London Boroughs – Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond you will not be eligible for a permit from WLWA too.
- Using this permit you will not be able to dispose of hardcore, soil, gas bottles, fire extinguishers or asbestos.
- You must sort your waste before coming to the site and recycle as much as possible.
- The permit must be taken to the Waste Transfer Station every time you wish to deposit waste using this free allowance.
- The person delivering the waste must also show proof they are part of the organisation named on the permit, this could be with an ID badge or another appropriate documentation.
- Permits must not be shared with any other organisations.
- Procedures at the Waste Transfer Station must be followed, permits will be cancelled if health and safety rules are knowingly broken or members of our staff are physically or verbally abused.
- If WLWA need to change anything about the not for profit permit scheme we will email your organisation using the details provided. We will give as much notice as we are able to and accept no responsibility for you not receiving information if you fail to let us know about of a change of contact details.
- Which sites can we take our rubbish to?
- What type of rubbish can I bring to your sites?
- Do you do anything to help us reduce, re-use or recycle?
- How much rubbish will we be able to bring to the sites?
- How long will it take to find out if we can have a permit?
- What do we have to do when we arrive at the site?
- Do we have to take the permit every time?
- How do we change details on the permit such as adding a different vehicle?
- We’ve lost our permit, how do we get a replacement?
You will only be able to use our transfer station on Abbey Road, Brent, NW10.
- Rubble and other hardcore
- Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
If you bring any of the above material, you will be charged for disposal.
You will be expected to sort your waste into the containers at the site including separating items for recycling
West London Waste has a comprehensive waste minimisation programme. We want to help residents reduce, reuse and recycle everything they can. There are a number of ways we can work with your organisation, including helping you organise clothes swapping parties, supporting local furniture re-use schemes and putting on bring events. We also give talks, run workshops and have games to help people save up to £60 a month by getting the most from the food they buy. As well as helping you to reduce and re-use, some of these activities are also a great way for your organisation to raise money, to tell local people what you do and help give something more to your community.
How long will it take to find out if we can have a permit?
We will try to get a response to you within 5 working days of receiving your application. Make sure you complete your contact details on the form so we can contact you.
What do we have to do when we arrive at the site?
When you arrive at the site, show our staff your permit and say you want to bring in some rubbish. Our staff will take your permit from you and you will be asked to move your vehicle onto the weighbridge for weighing. Then take your items to the public area of the site and put your rubbish in the containers provided. Before you leave return to the weighbridge and weigh your vehicle again. Our staff will complete the details on the back of the permit and will return your permit to you.
We’ve lost our permit, how do we get a replacement?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will organise a replacement and cancel the other permit. Your weight limit will be changed to reflect the amount of rubbish that your organisation has already brought into the site.