This site operates 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.
Waste is accepted at the site manager's discretion, find out more about the waste we accept from the Waste Disposal Policy.
If you are using a van or trailer to dispose of your waste you will need to apply for a permit.
Only Peterborough City Council residents are entitled to a permit.
- Household Recycling Centre,
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- From 1 April to 30 September
- 8am to 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- 8am to 8pm Monday and Thursday
- From 1 October to 31 March
- 8am to 4pm everyday
- Special dates
- Open on bank holidays until 4pm - site is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
- Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, the site closes from 12noon.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the stated closing times to avoid refusal to the site.
Sometimes the Household 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. These occasions will be announced on our homepage.
If in doubt, please contact customer services for up to date information on the recycling centre, or save your visit for another day.
- Car batteries
- Cooking oil
- Fluorescent tubes
- Food tins and drink cans
- Fridges and freezers
- Garden waste
- Gas bottles
- Hardcore and rubble
- Household and garden chemicals
- Household waste
- Large appliances
- Large tins
- Low energy bulbs
- Mixed glass bottles and jars
- Mixed textiles and clothes
- Newspapers and magazines
- Plastic bottles
- Scrap metal
- Small appliances
- TV's and monitors
- Used engine oil
- Wood and timber
Disposing of other items
White goods in working order can be taken to our WEE 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, please consider passing these items on to a local charity, such as:
- Salvation Army 01733 348777 or 553388
- Sue Ryder Care 01733 235430
- CareZone 01733 575083
If you are using a van or trailer to dispose of your waste you will need to apply for a free permit. If you are using a car you do not need to apply for a permit.
Permits are valid for 7 days and allow up to 3 visits. Please allow between 5 and 10 working days for your permit to be delivered to you.
On arrival at the HRC, please hand your permit to a member of staff who will confirm that the vehicle details match those shown and mark the permit to indicate that one visit has been used. If you visit the Householders Recycling Centre more than once in any one day, each visit will be counted separately and your permit marked accordingly.
Only household waste will be accepted. If your waste is suspected to be commercial/trade waste you will not be allowed to tip your waste. You may also be required to to complete a trade waste disclaimer form which will be investigated by the city council's enforcement team.
Vehicle size restrictions
The council has a duty to ensure that the Household Recycling Centre is operated safely and with minimum risk to the public, site operators and council staff. Vehicle size restrictions are for health and safety reasons. Site managers reserve the right to refuse entry to vans and cars with trailers or other large vehicles, which present a risk to safety on the site at that time, in particular when the site is busy.
- Standard size transit type vans (approximately 4.7m long and 1.9m high) are allowed into the Household Recycling Centre.
- Any van longer than 4.7m or higher than 2m will not be allowed, this includes long wheel base vans, Luton type box vans and flat bed tipper type trucks.
- No trailers over 2.5 metres in length will be allowed into the Household Recycling Centre at any time.
Why we have a permit scheme
The permit scheme prevents traders from entering the site but allows access for householders to dispose of their household waste using a commercial type vehicle. This reduces onsite congestion making the site quicker and easier to use.
We use CCTV to monitor the site, frequent users will be highlighted for further investigation. We reserve the right to make further enquiries to the owner of the vehicle or at the premises from which the waste originated. Details may be passed onto the relevant enforcement authorities.
Permits only allow entry to the centre. Waste deposited must be in accordance with the Waste Disposal Policy and the materials accepted. Please note that a permit only provides permission to enter the site and is not a permit to deposit waste.