Visiting and accessing the HWRC

Separate out your rubbish for recycling before you visit the sites. Recycling saves money on burying recyclable items and helps protect our environment.

Proof that you live in the borough will need to be shown to the site staff before you are allowed to dispose of waste, this includes one of the following:

  • your current Council tax bill
  • your current utility, mortgage, bank or credit card statement

If a permit is required to dispose of your waste then you will also need this with you.

Be polite to staff and other site visitors, and please be patient if you have to wait whilst the site closes to exchange full containers for empty ones.

Drive carefully within the site, beware of pedestrians, and please do not dump items on the ground.

Accessing your HWRC

The Council operates an access policy at both centres. The access policy helps to reduce congestion, increase safety and prevents trade waste from entering our sites.

The usage of our recycling centres may be monitored and suspected abuse will be investigated. Staff on site have authority to refuse entry if they suspect a visitor is bringing trade waste to the centres.

Trade/business/commercial waste is not accepted at either recycling centres (this includes waste from businesses or shops) and will be turned away.

The penalties for depositing such waste can carry fines of up to £50,000.