Tips are open from 8am, seven days a week, and close between 4 and 8pm depending on the time of year.
- 8am to 6pm - 1 March to 31 March and 1 October to 31 October
- 8am to 8pm - 1 April to 30 September
- 8am to 4pm - 1 November to 28 (or 29) February
They are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Find your nearest rubbish tip.
There is a long list of things that can be taken to a HWRC, but there are also some specific restrictions:
Healthcare waste, such as incontinence products, syringes, used dressings / bandages, is not accepted at HWRCs. This type of waste needs to be assessed by a medical professional in order to make sure it is disposed of appropriately.
Plasterboard and other gypsum waste is now banned from landfill and needs to be recycled. Plasterboard contains high levels of sulphate and links with high sulphate wastes and the production of toxic Hydrogen Sulphide have been identified.
Plasterboard collection facilities are provided at HWRCs for householders to use except for:
- Fiskerton, Fiskerton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0TH
- Mansfield, Kestral Park, Kestral Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5PT.
Plasterboard should never be placed in your wheelie bin. If you employ a tradesperson to remove your plasterboard, you should ensure they have a Carriage of Waste Licence and takes the material to an appropriately licensed facility.
Rubble, DIY, soil, building and demolition waste
Rubble, DIY, soil, building and demolition waste are not household waste and we are not obliged to accept it or provide you with free disposal for it. Skips are provided at the HWRC to recycle small amounts of this waste but a permit system is in operation for vans, pick-ups, sign written vehicles and trailers. This allows you to dispose of small amounts of this waste generated in your home.
For larger loads of this kind of waste, you should make your own arrangements for the disposal of the waste through a private contractor by hiring a skip or alternatively take the waste to a private transfer station and pay for the disposal.
We also do not accept asbestos, car tyres and car parts, or any waste not from your home, such as trade, commercial or industrial waste.
If you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to climb stairs, you may find these sites easier to use as they do not have steps or ramps:
At these sites, the waste skips are also on a lower level, which means that you can drop your waste items into them instead of lifting them over railings.
If you have specific mobility needs and require particular assistance, please ring Veolia Environmental Services on tel: 0203 5674370 to discuss your requirements.
The site staff will help you at any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres but at weekends and early evenings, the sites can become very busy. Please try to be patient at these times or, if you can, please try to visit during the day on a weekday instead.
If you have large items to dispose of, you may wish to consider contacting your local district/borough council who can provide a bulky waste collection for a small fee. Alternatively you could request that the retailer 'take back' your old item, if you are purchasing a replacement.
Pedestrian access to HWRCs
Visiting HWRCs on foot can be dangerous, due to the large numbers of cars and other vehicles accessing the site. In certain circumstances we can arrange for you to dispose of smaller items on foot without cars being present.
If you require pedestrian access to a HWRC, we can arrange a time and day with you. Contact the Customer Service Centre to make the necessary arrangements.
We welcome your feedback about the operation of the HWRCs (complaints and suggestions). Please contact the waste management team.