Household Recycling Centre A to Z

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Asbestos

From 1st August 2013 only cement bonded asbestos will only be accepted on site if it is double bagged or wrapped in plastic sheeting and sealed. Upon arrival at a Household Recycling Centre you should identify to a Site Assistant that they wish to dispose of asbestos. If advice on the safe disposal of asbestos is required, residents can ring one of the sites that accept asbestos in advance of visiting the facility.

It is advisable to contact the site in advance to ensure there is available capacity. Any material deposited must be able to fit into the container openings which measure 84cm by 158cm.

Ash Trees infected by Chalara Fraxinea (‘Ash Dieback’) - Removal and disposal

In recent years dieback of ash trees has become an increasing problem nationally.  Consequently we have compiled advice on the best methods of managing the disposal of ash dieback material in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

This advice is directed towards householders and applies only when the householder intends to or it becomes necessary to dispose of infected vegetation.

Accordingly and depending on the nature and location of any infected vegetation the following options are suggested, in decreasing order of preference:

  1. Burning in situ on the ground or in mobile incinerators brought to site (burning is the preferred option where allowed under legislation in smoke control areas, and subject to the potential risk of smoke nuisance. Please be considerate by advising your nearest neighbours before lighting a bonfire, so that they can be prepared for any minor inconveniences which might arise).
  2. On site burial in the ground.
  3. Home Composting.  Ash dieback material cannot go into your brown garden waste bin at home.
  4. Household Recycling Centre:

Where it is not possible to deal with plants or plant material from affected areas on site, the waste should be securely contained, either by bagging or by placing in enclosed containers and taken to your nearest Household Recycling Centre (HRC).

On arrival at the HRC you should inform the site staff that you have Chalara infected garden waste materials that require disposal to landfill.

For further information, please visit the Forestry Commission website (opens in a new window).

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Bikes

Bikes taken to Bilford Road (Worcester East), Hallow Road (Worcester West), Kidderminster, Stourport, Pershore (Hill & Moor), Malvern, Leominster and Hereford (Rotherwas) HRC will be collected by local charities/organisations for re-use. Bikes are accepted at all other centres but will not be re-used.

Batteries (including automotive batteries)

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

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Cans & Paper

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Cardboard & Paper

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Carpets

Can be placed in the waste to landfill container for disposal.

Chemicals and Paint

If you wish to dispose of any chemicals it is advisable to contact the site in advance to ensure there is available capacity. Water based paints can be disposed of in the landfill container. Chemicals and paints, such as Gloss or Printer Toner Cartridges should be disposed of at sites with facilities for chemical disposal. These include the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury (Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Kidderminster
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Stourport

Commercial Vehicle and Trailer (CVT) Permits

See our CVT page for full details.

Computer Monitors, Televisions (including LCD and flat screens) and Laptops

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres. Alternatively there are re-use organisations who will re-use unwanted Laptops and Computers.

Computer Towers

Can be recycled at all sites. They can be recycled in the small electrical appliances container at the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Kidderminster
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Stourport

At other sites they can be recycled in the Scrap Metal container. Alternatively there are re-use organisations who will re-use unwanted Laptops and computers.

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Dishwashers

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Drink & Food Cans

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

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Electrical Items

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres. There are containers for small electrical appliances at the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Kidderminster
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Stourport

Electrical items at all other sites, and larger electrical appliances can be recycled in the Scrap Metal container.

Engine Oil

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres. It is advisable to contact the site in advance to ensure there is available capacity.

Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Can be recycled with fluorescent tubes at all sites.

Explosives and fireworks

For information how to dispose fireworks, please visit RoSPA - Firework Safety website (opens in a new window).

For other types of explosive, please contact your local police station.

Recycling centres do not accept waste of this type under any circumstances. Do not put this waste in your kerbside collections (with the exception of fully spent fireworks). It poses a risk to waste management staff and members of the public.

Expiry Date

Permits are colour coded each year and expire on the 31st March. They will not be accepted after this date.

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Firearms

If you have a firearm that you want to dispose of please take it to your nearest police station.

Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Fly Tipping

The GOV.UK - Report fly-tipping or illegal waste dumping website (opens in a new window) advise that any incidents of fly tipping are reported to the relevant local authority to investigate. If you have had waste fly tipped on your property The Waste Directory website (opens in a new window) can provide you with details of licensed facilities able to accept the waste for safe disposal.

Fridges & Freezers

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Foil

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Food & Drink Cans

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

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Gas Bottles

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Glass Jars & Bottles

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres except Upton-upon-Severn.

Green waste

Acceptable at all Household Recycling Centres.

Cuttings larger than 2 metres in length, and 100mm in diameter can only be accepted at the following sites:

  • Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane)
  • Bromyard
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Kidderminster
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Tenbury Wells
  • Upton-upon-Severn

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Hire Vehicles

Permits for hired vehicles must be obtained in advance. For details please see our CVT page.

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Inhaler

Unused medicines should not be disposed of via your household waste. If treatment is stopped return any unused inhalers to your doctor or pharmacist for safe disposal. Used inhalers may be disposed of with your household recycling.

Ink Jet Print Cartridges

Can be recycled at the following Household Recycling Centres:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury (Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Stourport

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Japanese Knotweed

Should be double bagged and placed in the waste to landfill container.

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Laptops, Computer Monitors and Televisions (including LCD and flat screens)

Can be recycled at all sites. Alternatively there are re-use organisations who will re-use unwanted Laptops and computers.

Landfill

All Household Recycling Centres accept waste to go to landfill however you are encouraged to recycle or reuse items where possible. A list of what can be recycled & where is available for Herefordshire. & Worcestershire HRCs.

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Mattresses

Can be placed in the waste to landfill container for disposal.

Microwave Ovens

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Mobile Phones

Can be recycled at the following Household Recycling Centres:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury (Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Kidderminster
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Stourport

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Oil - Engine

Engine Oil can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres. It is advisable to contact the site in advance to ensure there is available capacity.

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Paint and Chemicals

Water based paints can be disposed of in the landfill container. Chemicals and paints, such as gloss, should be disposed of at sites with facilities for chemical disposal. If you wish to dispose of any chemicals it is advisable to contact the site in advance to ensure there is available capacity. These include the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury (Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Kidderminster
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Stourport

Alternatively there are re-use organisations who will re-use unwanted paints.

Paper & cardboard

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Plasterboard

As of 1st April 2009 the Environment Agency have changed their ruling on plaster and plasterboard disposal. As a result plaster and plasterboard can only be disposed of at the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Stourport

Plastic Bottles

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Printer Cartridges (Inkjet only)

Can be recycled at the following Household Recycling Centres:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury (Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Stourport

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Renewing CVT Permits

Households are permitted up to 12 permits per year (April – March). Permits are issued on a pro-rata basis, dependent upon month of application, allowing 1 permit per calendar month e.g. applying in October you will receive 6 permits.

You can apply for permits for any year running April to March up to 3 months in advance. Requests can be made from the CVT page.

Residents Permits

See Residents Permits page for full details.

Reuse

There are re-use containers at Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane), Bilford Road, Droitwich Spa, Hallow Road, Pershore (Hill & Moor), Tenbury Wells, Redditch and Malvern Household Recycling Centres in Worcestershire, and Ledbury, Leominster , Hereford, Ross on Wye and Kington Household Recycling Centre in Herefordshire  collecting furniture and other small items, which is collected by a local organisation for re-use.

Reuse at Household Recycling Centres in Herefordshire & Worcestershire Policy

Rubble & Soil

can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

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Scrap Metal

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Shoes

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres except Upton-upon-Severn.

Smoke Alarms

Can be placed into the chemical container for safe disposal at the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury (Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Kidderminster
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Stourport

Soil Conditioner

You can buy Greengrow soil conditioner made from your composted green waste at most Household Recycling Centres at a cost of £2 per bag (Cash Only). For more information on the product visit Severn Waste Services - Composting - Greengrow website (opens in a new window). Telephone your local HRC site to check availability. At the Pershore (Hill and Moor) HRC you can buy it loose at £2.50 per tonne + VAT, or bring your own bag and fill it for £1, for queries regarding collection of loose soil conditioner please contact Pershore HRC on 01386 861434.
 

Soil & Rubble

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Solar Panels

Should be placed in the waste to landfill container.

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Third Sector Organisations

Download the latest policy regarding the disposal of waste items

Toner Printer Cartridges

Can be placed into the chemical container for safe disposal at the following sites:

  • Bilford Road (Worcester East)
  • Hallow Road (Worcester West)
  • Hanbury(Droitwich)
  • Hereford (Rotherwas)
  • Kidderminster
  • Leominster
  • Malvern
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor)
  • Redditch
  • Stourport

Televisions (including LCD and flat screens), Laptops & Monitors

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Tetrapak

Can be recycled through your kerbside recycling collection.

Textiles

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres except Upton-upon-Severn

Timber & Wood

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Tyres

Can be disposed of at all HRC's . If you wish to dispose of more than 4 tyres please contact the site you wish to use in advance.

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Vacuum Cleaners

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

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Washing Machines and Dryers

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

Weight Restriction

A 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight restriction was introduced on the 01 June 2011 at all of our Household Recycling Centres - all vehicles over this limit will be denied access.

Wood & Timber

Can be recycled at all Household Recycling Centres.

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