Household Waste Recycling Centres

Find out where you nearest recycling is, what you can recycle and opening times

Opening times

Summer

1st April - 30th September

8am - 8pm

Winter

1st October - 31st March

8am - 5pm
(Halton: 8am - 6pm)

Open every day except
Christmas Day,
Boxing Day &
New Years Day

Residents bringing household waste and recycling: 

  • Avoid peak times: weekends and bank holidays are the busiest periods, there may be delays.
  • Check which materials can be recycled below and separate your recyclables before your visit.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and gloves to protect yourself.
  • Children and animals must stay in the vehicle at all times for their own safety
  • There is a height barrier of 1.75m at the entrance and exit to every site, please ask attendants if you require assistance.
     

Trade, commercial and industrial waste

This type of waste is not permitted at Household Waste Recycling Centres, please be aware that if we suspect you have trade waste your details may be passed on to enforcement authorities. If you have trade waste you can use the Trade Waste Recycling Service.

If someone transports your waste as part of their trade or to make money then they must be registered as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency. This is classed as trade waste and is not accepted at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Use the S.C.R.A.P code when arranging for someone to collect waste from your home:

  • Suspect – Reputable companies don't usually make direct approaches. If in any doubt, don't allow them to take your waste.
  • Check – ask for their waste carrier registration details, verify them and note down the registration number of the vehicle used to take your waste away.
  • Refuse – refuse unsolicited offers to have any rubbish taken away. Carry out your own research and choose who you wish to approach.
  • Ask – find out what is going to happen to your rubbish and seek evidence that it is going to be disposed of appropriately. A legitimate, professional waste carrier who wants your business should not object to being asked reasonable questions.
  • Paperwork – get a proper receipt containing the written information for your waste. Including what has been removed, where it's going and the company or tradesperson’s details. 
     

Find what you can recycle at your local Recycling Centre below: 

Van Permit Scheme

If you are planning on using any of the following to access the Recycling Centre with household waste you will need to apply for a permit: 

  • A van
  • An estate, hatchback, 4×4 or car with rear seats removed and or permanently blanked out side/rear windows
  • Any ‘flatback’ or pick-up vehicle
  • A trailer between 2 and 3 metres long

You cannot use a permit for trade waste. 

Apply for a permit:

 

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