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Householders Recycling Centre

This site operates free of charge for members of the public to dispose of their household waste, so that as much as possible can be recycled.

Business waste is not accepted at this site. If you want to dispose of business waste please visit our business waste page.

Householders Recycling Centre
Welland Road

Opening times

Special dates

Bank holidays - the site closes at 4pm
Christmas and New Years Eve - the site closes at 12noon
The site is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Summer months 
1 April to 30 September

Open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm
Open late until 8pm on Mondays and Thursdays

Winter months
1 October to 31 March

Open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm


Busy periods


The site tends to be busier at weekends, especially over the summer months.
To avoid long queues it is advised to visit the site during the week or make use of the longer opening hours during the summer months.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the stated closing time to allow sufficient time to use the site   

Bad weather

Please be aware that sometimes the recycling centre may have to close at short notice due to bad weather conditions which can cause slippery surfaces and affect operations preventing safe access.

If in doubt, please telephone 01733 747474 for up to date information on the recycling centre, or save your visit for another day.

We accept the following items for recycling

Electrical Cardboard Cooking oil  Gas bottles
TVs and monitors  Paper Cartons  Mixed glass
Fridges and freezers  Newspapers and magazines Hardcore and rubble  Garden waste
Batteries Books Wood and timber  Mixed textiles
Small appliances Large tins Plasterboard  Paint
Large appliances Aerosols Soil  Plastic Bottles
Fluorescent tubes Food tins and drink cans  Used engine oil   
Low energy bulbs Scrap metal  Car batteries  
 Other waste      
 Household waste Household and garden chemicals Asbestos   

Waste is accepted at the site manager's discretion. If you want to find out more about the types and quantities of waste that we accept information is available on the Waste Disposal Policy page. If you are using a van or trailer to dispose of your waste you will need to apply for a permit. These are free of charge and can be applied for online or over the phone.

Disposing of other items

Asbestos disposal is limited, please visit our Asbestos page for further information. Working white goods can be taken to our WEEE Reuse facility where they will be redistributed to charities and low income families.

If you are looking to dispose of furniture in a reasonable condition or working electrical white goods please consider passing these items on to a local charity.

The following charity shops are able to collect items:

  • Salvation Army: (01733) 348777 & 553388
  • Sue Ryder Care: (01733) 235430
  • CareZone: (01733) 575083