Updates and information

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Our household waste and recycling centres will be closed from Tuesday 31 March, until further notice, in line with government advice.

Our household waste collections continue as normal.

Please follow government advice on waste disposal if you are staying at home due to coronavirus.

Keep up to date with services affected by coronavirus (Covid-19).

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

You now need to bring a proof of ID to use our Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

More about using our waste and recycling centres.

Site map

View Capstone Recycling centre site map

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 8am to 4.15pm

Open on a Monday until 5.45pm from 1 April to 30 September

Sundays and bank holidays: 9am to 3.45pm

Peak times

Weekdays: 10am to 12 noon

Weekends and bank holidays: 11am to 1pm


Shawstead Road

What you can recycle and dispose of
  • appliances (small and large)
  • asbestos (how to dispose of asbestos)
  • batteries
  • cardboard
  • car batteries
  • clothes and fabrics
  • cooking oil
  • electrical items
  • engine oil (used)
  • food and drink tins
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers
  • garden chemicals
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass bottles and jars
  • hardcore (for example broken building materials)
  • household batteries
  • household furniture
  • light bulbs
  • paper
  • plasterboard
  • printer cartridges
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • televisions
  • tyres
  • wood and timber
Vehicle access

Your vehicle must fit under the height barrier of 2 metres.

Check the list of permitted vehicles

You can access the site using:

  • a privately-owned car
  • a small, privately-owned van (by appointment only)

Book your small, privately-owned van appointment

Vehicles not permitted

Vehicles may be turned away from the centre if they: 

  • are business or commercial vehicles, such as transit vans or open-back vans 
  • are sign written (apart from taxis)

Cars with trailers will be turned away if they:

  • are longer than 6 feet 8 inches
  • are wider than the towing car
  • hold more than 35 cubic feet

Your small van will be turned away if:

  • you have not booked to come to the site
  • it is towing a trailer
  • the van and its contents weigh more than 2 tonnes