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All household recycling centres are currently closed due to Coronavirus.

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have
closed all household waste recycling centres with immediate effect.
Recycling centres will not open from Tuesday 24 March onwards, for an indefinite period.
Visiting recycling centres is not included in the reasons for leaving home.
All households should make full use of their kerbside waste collection service, which your local council is making every effort to keep operational for your recycling, green and food waste and general waste.

Covid-19: Waste and Recycling Services

If you have suspected or confirmed Coronavirus and are self-isolating, you need to double bag your used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and wait 72 hours before putting it out for collection. For more information visit our page here.

Using a van, pick-up or large trailer

Van BookingHow do I book an appointment if I want to bring a van, pick-up or large trailer (over 6ft x 4ft) to the centre?

You must book your visit in advance and provide information on the type of material you are disposing.


Each Household Recycling Centre has a strict limit to the number of bookings it can accommodate in one day so please book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.


From 31st March all sites will change to summer opening hours (9am - 5pm) and will be closed one day a week. Please check which day your site is closed before you book.

Vehicles that fall under the booking in policy

Book a visit for a van, pick up or trailer

In the event that your preferred site is full you may consider changing your visit to a different day or visiting an alternative site.

Please note

  • Proof of residency is required when you visit
  • Residents with small trailers with a load space of up to 6ft x 4ft do not need to book
  • You cannot make an appointment by phoning the county or local councils
  • Site staff may refuse access to anyone if there is reasonable suspicion that the waste being carried is from a business source – even if the vehicle or trailer is booked in.

Why do I have to make an appointment?

It is illegal for a business to deposit waste at any of our recycling centres, so making bookings helps us minimise commercial waste.  We monitor the bookings and the materials deposited at our centres to make sure that businesses and traders are not using them. 

Residents wishing to dispose of household asbestos will also need to book this in using the van booking system.

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