Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre is now closed

Veolia is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to redevelop the Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre (HRC) and Waste Transfer Station. The new site will have improved facilities available to the public that will enhance the user experience, increase recycling, and continue the processing of waste and recycling with minimal disruption to the environment and area.

The Perry Barr household recycling centre will be closed for redevelopment from 31 July 2021 until Spring 2023.


The closest recycling centre with availability is the Castle Bromwich HRC located at Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, B35 7AG.


Book a slot to visit the recycling centre with a car by clicking here.

The Perry Barr Redevelopment will improve the local area and the offering to residents to recycle more of the right things in a modern facility. The recycling centre will be on one level to improve the accessibility around the site. The site will see an increase in recycling containers and a reduction of general waste containers to help residents recycle more of their waste. There will also be improved parking facilities in addition to operational efficiency to reduce the time spent on site.

Furthermore, there will be improvements made to the entry and exit points of the site so work traffic will no longer be required to merge with HRC visitors and reduce the impact on Holford Drive.

This is a rough phased plan of the redevelopment works due to take place between August 2021 and Spring 2023.

Download the Perry Barr Redevelopment leaflet which includes FAQs here for information:

Perry Barr Redevelopment Leaflet (830.32 KB)

Perry Barr HRC is now closed but the following recycling centres remain open for Birmingham residents:


Castle Bromwich - Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, B35 7AG 

This site has more available slots than the other HRC sites.


Sutton Coldfield - Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB


Tyseley - James Road, Tyseley, B11 2BA


Kings Norton - Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, B30 3JJ

A booking is required to visit Birmingham’s household recycling centres as access to the sites will be denied without a confirmed booking.


Please use the correct booking system:

Book a slot for a car by clicking here


Click here to book a van


Will the other Household Recycling Centres be able to cope with the extra capacity?

We have monitored the number of visits to the Perry Barr HRC and have identified that the Castle Bromwich HRC will have the capacity to accept the additional visitors during the redevelopment period at Perry Barr.


How will the redevelopment impact the local area?

The redevelopment will improve the local area, the new site will be on one level improving accessibility around the site. All waste streams will be undercover on the transfer station reducing visual impact on the surrounding area. Improved access in and out of the HRC and the new transfer station will reduce the impact on the traffic on Holford Drive.


How will the redevelopment benefit Birmingham residents?

The new site will help residents recycle more of the right things in the right way and offer an enhanced user experience. There will be improved parking facilities as well as operational efficiency to reduce the time spent on site.


Will vans have access to using the redeveloped Household Recycling Centre site?

The process that currently applies will be continued in the new development - the site will have a height barrier in place to restrict certain vehicles from entering the site.