Our household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) at Capstone, Cuxton and Hoath Way are open.

To visit you'll need to book an appointment. You'll only be able to visit the site you chose in the vehicle you told us about.

Privately-owned cars

You can visit all our household waste sites in a car under 2 meters with 9 seats or less. These include:

  • estate cars
  • 4x4s
  • 4x4s with an open back or separate cab
  • 4x4s with a pick-up 'hard top'
  • people carriers with 9 seats or less.

You can visit the centres in a hire vehicle, but please see the information below about vans and vehicles that are not permitted.

Cars with trailers

You can visit the centres in a car with a trailer.

Trailers must:

  • be no wider than the towing car
  • be no longer than 6 feet 8 inches long
  • hold a capacity of less than 35 cubic feet
  • not be filled over capacity, trailers filled over capacity will be refused entry.

Small, privately-owned vans

You can also bring your household waste to our Capstone and Cuxton sites in a small-privately owned van. You need to book your small, privately owned vans into Capstone or Cuxton HWRC as a van and not a car. 

This service is by appointment only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

A small van is a vehicle that:

  • can comfortably fit under the 2 metre height barrier
  • is a transit type van that is fitted with rear passenger seats, and rear side windows, to carry people rather than items
  • has a single wheelbase
  • weighs less than 2 tonnes (including van contents).

Examples of permitted small vans with no rear seats include:

  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Vauxhall Combo
  • Peugeot Bipper
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Nissan Kubistar. 

If you own a vehicle similar to the examples above you can book it into sites as a privately owned car if it has both rear windows and passenger seats.

Vehicles not permitted at any HWRC

The following vehicles are not permitted at any site:

  • sign-written vehicles, apart from taxis
  • transit vans with no rear passenger seats
  • single cab pick-ups
  • large vans
  • any van with a trailer
  • Luton box vans
  • flatbed or drop sider vans
  • horseboxes or agricultural vehicles
  • motorbikes
  • bicycles
  • mobility scooters.

If you're unsure about your vehicle

If you're unsure if your vehicle is classed as a small van, you should submit a small van booking request.

You'll then be contacted to upload a photo of the front and side of your vehicle so a decision can be made.