Where to take my waste and recycling
also known as: Household waste recovery centres - HWRCs, Tip, Waste disposal sites.
Find out where you can take your waste and recycling, check household waste recovery centre opening times and apply for a waste permit.
Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRC)
We have 12 of these larger waste disposal sites. Click
on the names below to reveal the opening times, address (with map)
and a list of items they accept:
Household waste permits
You will require a permit to take your waste to the HWRC if you
want to use a van, ‘trade type vehicle’ and / or trailer which is
longer than 5ft (1.52m). Very large vans / lorries and trailers
over 9ft 10inch (3metres) will not be permitted for health and
- Free of charge
- Valid for one visit (you can request more than one permit when
applying, up to a maximum of 2 per week although sometimes you can
use last weeks or next weeks allocations together - subject to site
capacity and the agreement at the household waste site)
- Posted to your property or available for collection at a
nominated council information point (we cannot email permits)
We aim to process requests for permits and dispatch them within
two workings day of receipt.
a house hold waste permit online here
Hazardous household waste
Our HWRCs accept certain types of hazardous waste:
- used engine oil
- car batteries
- household batteries
- gas cylinders
- fridges and freezers
- fluorescent tubes
- televisions and computer monitors
For other types of hazardous household waste, there is a
free collection service which is organised by the
County Council. Examples of hazardous waste that may be eligible
for the free collection service include some garden chemicals,
flammable solvents and asbestos.
Find out more about hazardous
household waste here.
Using our Household Waste Recovery Centres
We have commitments we make to the users of our sites, and ask
users to follow our code of conduct too.
Local recycling points
These smaller self-service sites are positioned in convenient
locations, often in town and village car parks, allowing residents
to recycle items such as glass bottles and jars and
Find your local recycling points:
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