Recycling Centres are now open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week*

We all need to play our part in stopping coronavirus.

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering to protect yourself, staff, and other users
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • expect queues
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit

*Find your nearest site for further details


Choose to reuse


Pots, tubs and trays
Reuse pots, tubs and trays - great for crafting and gardening.
Shopping bags
Keep one in your bag, the back of your car, in your coat pocket – so you always have one on hand when you do your essential shop.
fabric face coverings
Face coverings
Save money and swap single use face coverings for reusable ones. Try making one yourself.
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Renew shops
This spring new reuse shops called ‘Renew’ selling pre-loved household items at an affordable price will open at three household waste recycling centres.

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