Peterborough City Council is responsible for the Householders Recycling Centre (HRC), at Welland Road, Dogsthorpe.
Although this site is a facility where the public can dispose of their household waste, the emphasis is on recycling and recovery with 75-85% of materials being recovered or recycled. The site only accepts household waste. It is an offence under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for anyone to deposit waste on this site which is not authorised by the waste management licence i.e. waste not being household waste. The deposit of commercial or trade waste is illegal on this site, and the Council will seek to identify and where possible prosecute those caught offending.
Fines can be up to £50,000 or twelve months imprisonment (or both) if convicted in a Magistrate Court. If prosecuted in the Crown Court, the fine may be unlimited or two years imprisonment (up to 5 years if special waste is involved)
Under new inserted section 33A the Courts may require convicted offenders to pay enforcement authorities costs associated with the investigation, and to seize any vehicle under section 34B, connected with the offence
Asbestos is not accepted on site because of its hazardous nature and special treatment before disposal.
Vehicle size restrictions (vans & trailers) : In order to avoid inconvenience, members of the public should contact the city council in advance to ascertain when they would be permitted on site
Further information can be found on our Householders Recycling Centres page.