Driving A Van To Millhams

A van permit scheme operates at Millhams

The van permit scheme is free and allows van or pick up users to visit Millhams six times per year. The permit will only be provided to Bournemouth households who have no other vehicle. 

You can use your van to dispose of waste at Millhams without a permit by visiting the commercial weighbridge and paying the commercial rate.

Why was the scheme introduced?

The van permit scheme has been introduced to reduce the amount of commercial waste that is brought into Millhams for free disposal. Legally, commercial organisations should pay to dispose of their waste and currently when commercial waste is deposited at Millhams without payment, Bournemouth tax payers cover this cost.

This method of controlling commercial waste is used by many local authorities across the country including Dorset Waste Partnership, Borough of Poole, Cambridge County Council, Kent County Council and Hampshire County Council.


If you are disabled and your van or pick-up has been modified for your needs, then you can continue to dispose of your household waste as normal without a permit as long as your vehicle is under 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight and you show your blue badge to site staff.

If you have hired a van from a hire company for a period of three days or less, it is less than 3.5 tonnes, you have a copy of the hire agreement and proof of Bournemouth residency, then you can use the site to dispose of your household waste. Please note you will have to show the hire agreement to site staff.

Access for vans and van permits are only for Bournemouth residents. East Dorset residents that want to use a van need to apply to Dorset Waste Partnership.