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Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

What is accepted for recycling or disposal at the HWRC?



Mobile phones Don't forget - clear your data!

Garden waste

Green waste suitable for composting


Boxes (flattened), other cardboard packaging, cereal cartons etc.


Bottles & jars


Household & car


Household, e.g. emulsion, gloss, eggshell

Mineral oil

Engine oil

Cooking oil

Vegetable-based cooking oils


Newspaper, junk mail etc.

Rigid/hard plastics

Yes Please:

Garden furniture, water butts, large outdoor toys

Large plastic containers – buckets, boxes, bins, storage containers.

Washing baskets, dish drainers

Pet carriers and pet beds

Plastic coat hangers

Plastic plant pots, trays, lids (please ensure they are free from soil)

No thank you: 

CDs, DVDs or VHS tapes

PVC items – such as shower curtains, hose pipes, window frames, vinyl flooring

Household plastic packaging ( please place in your pink recycling sack for collection)

Non-plastic items of any description

Scrap metal

Steel cans, aluminium cans, scrap metal items (no car parts)

Hardcore & rubble*

Including DIY waste*


Crockery, flower pots, household ceramics

Textiles & shoes

Clean, dry textiles and shoes

Fluorescent tubes


Large domestic appliances

Fridges & freezers, washing machines

Small electric appliances

Microwaves, toasters, irons, kettles

TVs and Monitors



Mixed wood

Reuse items

Furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, bicycles, bric-a-brac, spectacles


Gypsum-based products: items containing asbestos will not be accepted

Printer cartridges




Residual household waste

Waste not suitable for reuse, recycling or composting

Hazardous household waste

Including pesticides & herbicides, common household chemicals, antifreeze, screenwash

*Please Note: There is a restriction of one car boot load. If you are generating large quantities of these materials you should consider alternative methods of disposal such as hiring a skip.

If the item you wish to recycle or dispose of is not shown above please check the A-Z of Recycling and Waste.

Asbestos, gas cylinders and tyres cannot be accepted at either HWRC.

Page last updated: 21/10/2019