Legitimate reasons to visit HWRCs

Government guidance is that you should only book a trip to a household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) where your journey is absolutely essential.

An essential journey is disposing of waste:

  • that you cannot store at home safely
  • to prevent injury, illness or other harm
  • that you cannot dispose of through other means, such as the regular kerbside collection service

If your reason is not related to one of the above, you should not book a slot at an HWRC.

If you can temporarily store your waste or recycling in a way that does not pose a risk to your safety or the safety of others, or to human health, you should continue to do so.

Do not visit a HWRC if you're:

See government advice on staying at home, and social distancing guidance.