Household Recycling Centres

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Household Recycling Centres

Household Recycling Centres are provided in Herefordshire and Worcestershire for the residents of the two counties to recycle and dispose of their household waste.

Find your local Household Recycling Centre to recycle and dispose of your rubbish

Worcestershire County Council administers the Household Recycling Centres that are provided for the residents to recycle and dispose of their household waste.

Please note

  • all sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day
  • sites close promptly, for your convenience it is advised that you aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the site closes to allow time to unload
  • it is important to wear suitable clothing, gloves and sturdy footwear (no open toe footwear)
  • Commercial Vehicle and Trailer Permit Scheme is in operation at all Household Recycling Centres
  • Residents permits are in place at some of our Household Recycling Centres

Staying safe on site

Full list of items that are accepted at Worcestershire Household Recycling Centres

View the Household Recycling Centre A to Z

If you are not able to take your items to a Household Recycling Centre you can dispose of them in many ways:

  • online reuse groups such as Freecycle or Freegle
  • if they are in good condition some charities can collect, please see our Reuse Organisations page
  • if they are not good enough to reuse the district councils do chargeable bulky waste collections - NB: the items are not recycled and there is a charge for this service - please contact your district council to arrange this

Do not use unlicensed waste collectors –  see your responsibilities and the impact of you using unlicensed collectors

Have your say

If you have a compliment or a complaint about a particular Household Recycling Centre, contact the Let's Waste Less.

Compliments and Complaints April 2022 to February 2023

Household Recycling Centre Compliments Complaints
Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane) 14 7
Bilford Road 7 2
Droitwich (Hanbury) 3 4
Hallow Road 1 3
Kidderminster 0 2
Malvern 8 8
Pershore (Hill & Moor) 1 2
Redditch 12 10
Stourport 1 5
Tenbury 6 1
Upton 0 1
Bromyard 2 2
Hereford (Rotherwas) 7 17
Ledbury 27 1
Leominster 2 3
Ross-on-Wye 12 4
Kington 59 3
Total 162 75

Household Recycling Centre Rules

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 (listed below) in advance of visiting the facility.

  • Hallow Road (Worcester West) 01905 421116 
  • Malvern  01684 892785 
  • Pershore (Hill & Moor) 01386 861434 
  • Stourport  01299 826736 
  • Redditch  01527 526392 

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.

There is a 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight restriction at all of our Household Recycling Centres - all vehicles over this limit will be denied access.

A Commercial Vehicle and Trailer permit scheme is in operation at all Household Recycling Centres.

Site staff are authorised to inspect any waste brought into the site, opening sacks if necessary, and to question customers as to the origin of waste.

Once deposited, all waste becomes the property of the contractor who may recover any reusable and recyclable items. Waste cannot be removed from the facility by the public and trading is not permitted.

All users must comply with the instructions of site staff and must adhere to all site signage.

Customers are requested to be courteous to site staff and other customers. Abuse and intimidation of site staff and other customers will not be tolerated and legal action may be taken if this occurs.

To help us recycle as much as possible please sort your waste at home and put your waste in the appropriate container. Please do not put non-recyclable waste in recycling containers.

Customer are reminded that, for their safety, pedestrian access is not allowed (unless specified) and no waste is allowed to be carried on to the site.

For your own safety and that of site staff, site staff are not permitted to lift items directly with members of the public. Items which require assistance to lift will be handled by trained staff.

If you require assistance in unloading please ask a member of staff. NB – Please be advised that if you bring materials to a site in either a Builders Bag or Wheelie Bin you may be required to empty the contents from the bag / bin before asking for site staff assistance as these type of containers are designed to be mechanically lifted and not by hand.

For your own safety the public are not allowed into marked hazardous areas.

Access to the Household Recycling Centres may be restricted when service vehicles are operating e.g. collecting containers.

For safety reasons all children under the age of 16 and pets must remain in vehicles.

Smoking is not permitted on the Household Recycling Centre.

To access the HRC at Bromsgrove (Quantry Lane) or Redditch (Park Farm) you will be required to display either a Residents Permit, or provide proof of residency within the two counties (Worcestershire & Herefordshire).