Find out more about the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) in Telford and Wrekin
Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) offer people the opportunity to bring their household waste to a collection point, from where it can be taken away to be recycled. Telford & Wrekin has two HRCs: Hortonwood 50, and, Halesfield 1. Please scroll down for site details.
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Both Hortonwood 50, and, Halesfield 1 are open 9am-5pm, 7 days per week, 362 days of the year; they are only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Please note that the recycling centres at Ketley and at Granville are now permanently closed - the changes to the HRC service which took place in 2016 deliver an improved service to residents, including being open 770 extra hours a year.
There are over 30 different household items that can be brought to the recycling centres, from cookers to cartons, and toys to TVs, including any extra items that people might not be able to fit into their purple top bin (plastic, cans, glass) or blue bag (paper and card).
Please note that the HRCs cannot accept food waste.
Our HRCs have helpful staff available to advise you on where to put your items, and assistance with unloading if needed. To ensure that everyone’s visit is as easy and swift as possible, please sort your waste into the various recycling categories before visiting your HRC.
If you are bringing asbestos you must phone in advance, please see below for site contact details. Anyone bringing their household waste to an HRC in a trailer or commercial type vehicle must have an entry permit (see link below for e-permit details).
You will need a valid e-permit to visit our HRC's when using a hire vehicle. Please check what vehicles are allowed to visit our HRC sites before hiring your vehicle, certain vehicles are not allowed to access our HRCs, and will be turned away, even if you have already hired it. See link below for info.
Trade waste cannot be accepted at any of the household recycling centres.
View the queue
You can view a live video of the entrance to the HRCs before you set out, this allows you to save your time by avoiding the queues. See the “View the Queue” link below. Please note that HRCs can be particularly busy during weekends and bank holidays, so if it’s possible for you to use the sites outside of these times, we advise you do so.