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

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: closed

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