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Waste, Recycling and District Energy Network Service Alerts

                                              5th November 2020

    Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open during lockdown


Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open as normal during the four week national lockdown. 

Usage of sites has been high throughout the pandemic as people have been spending more time at home, and it is expected that this demand will continue throughout this second lockdown.

The sites are open between 10am and 4pm, on the days shown in the below.

Site name

Open Days

(10am - 4pm)

Closed Days

Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS

Wednesday to Monday


Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY

Thursday to Tuesday


Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR

Friday to Tuesday

Wednesday and Thursday

Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA 

Open 7 days


Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT

Thursday to Monday

Tuesday and Wednesday

Due to social distancing restrictions, the sites do get busy. We share queuing times for the sites throughout the day and advise residents to check the current queuing times before travelling to a site, on our Twitter page


For the full story please visit:

                                                26th October 2020

         Garden Waste (green bin) Service

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus on staffing levels, all green bin (garden waste) collections are suspended until further notice.

Residents are advised to keep their green bin on their property (not on the pavement) and where possible, store their garden waste at home until collections restart.

Once the full impact of the Coronavirus on the green bin service is known, customers will be informed of arrangements to rectify any collections missed.

Black bin and recycling collections

All black and recycling collections are operating as normal today.

1st October 2020

HWRC Opening Times

From Thursday 1st October 2020, the opening hours of Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) will continue to be extended to 7 days a week, however please note the new operational hours of 9am to 5pm. 

In order to ensure the safety of staff and the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing measures continue to be in place, limiting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time.  The demand for the sites combined with the vehicle limits has resulted in significant queues. By continuing to remain open 7 days a week,  allows more people to visit and should reduce queuing times.

Read the full article at Sheffield City council's Newsroom here


10th August 2020 - Charles St/Arundel St


District Energy Network Repairs

Veolia are currently undertaking urgent distract heating pipeline repair works at Charles St/Arundel St. 

The works are expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete.

Buildings connected to the District Energy Network will be informed individually prior to any temporary shutdown of supply during the works.


1st July 2020 City Wide


We have now increased the maximum number of vehicles allowed on site at one time.  These restrictions are in place to help maintain social distancing measures for the safety of public and staff.


Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe S5 8WA - Maximum 8 vehicles

Beighton Road, Woodhouse S13 7PS - Maximum 8 vehicles

Blackstock Road, Gleadless S14 7SY - Maximum 8 vehicles

Manchester Road, Deepcar S36 2DT - Maximum 6 vehicles

Greaves Lane, High Green S35 4GR - Maximum 7 vehicles



27th May 2020 City Wide


Sheffield City Council advise us that from Thursday 28 May 2020, drivers queuing on roads to access Household Waste Recycling Centres will face fines of up to £70 to protect all road users from the dangers associated with unsafe queuing traffic.


Traffic Regulation Orders have initially been introduced to the three sites most  affected by unsafe queuing: Beighton Road, Blackstock Road and Longley Avenue West. Vehicles will initially be asked to move on by site staff, and only those drivers who fail to adhere to the instructions given will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice. The Penalty Charge Notice requires payment of £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.


Whilst we understand this may cause some frustration, by putting these measures in place ensures the safety of the public and our workforce.


                                            14th May 2020 City Wide


HWRCs can only stay open with your co-operation if you use the sites safely and responsibly.


Sheffield City Council and Veolia will not tolerate any physical or verbal threats to its workforce all such incidents will be reported to the Police, and the sites may be closed.

It is not acceptable for vehicles to queue outside the sites as this may cause potential danger for other road users trying to pass, and you will be asked to move on. Please listen to our staff.


Residents are asked to be patient if there are delays or queues caused by the restrictions. Whilst sites are currently open, the safety of the public and staff is paramount, and if large numbers of people visit the sites or fail to follow the guidelines, they will be forced to close.


A visit to a HWRC should only be made for essential and unavoidable waste disposal, where the waste cannot safely be stored at home for a sustained period.  This could include:


  • waste that is causing an accessibility, fire or safety issue
  • waste which may attract vermin

Only one person should visit the site, and you should only bring waste that you can safely carry as no assistance can be provided by site staff.

We would encourage residents with significant volumes of DIY waste and garden waste to consider contacting a registered skip hire company.

Residents can arrange for collections to take place from their home for both garden waste and bulky waste.


                                             17th April 2020 City Wide


HWRCs Update

Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open to Sheffield residents only. However Sheffield City Council advise that the POLICE will be issuing FINES at the sites for non-essential visits and a visit must only be made if waste disposal is essential and unavoidable.


Residents needing to visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre for essential waste disposal are limited to one visit per day. Social distancing guidance MUST be observed whilst on site to maintain the safety of both the public and workforce.


Whilst sites are currently open, the safety of the public and staff is paramount, and if large numbers of people visit the sites or fail to follow the guidelines, they will be forced to close.


Staying at Home Saves Lives


Visit the Newsroom for more information


2nd April 2020 City Wide


Please Sanitise Your Bin Handles


Help us to keep you and our bin crews safe by taking these simple precautions.


Please wash your hands before putting your bins out for collection.  Wipe the handles with soap and water, sanitiser or bleach.


Repeat this process once your bin has been emptied when you return it to your property.  Wipe down the handles well and wash your hands.


Thank you.







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