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Household recycling centres

Find out about what you can take to recycling centres and mini recycling sites.

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Van Permits

From 5 September 2016 if you use a van or a large trailer (between 1.8 and 3 meters) to visit Wiltshire's household recycling centres, you will need a free permit.

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Where are the household recycling centres and
opening times?

We provide 11 household recycling centres (HRCs) in Wiltshire. All are open from 10am until 4pm, and close two days per week. 

  • All centres are open at weekends and Mondays
  • Check opening days and times before you travel 
  • Generally the centres are particularly busy in the mornings and the day following the weekday closures
  • The sites are also particularly busy over Bank Holidays

Christmas opening hours

  • All sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day  

Changes to opening hours

We have completed a trial to monitor the impact of allowing the household recycling centres to open an hour earlier during the busy summer period. Now the trial has finished the sites will revert to their normal opening hours of 10am-4pm, five days per week from 1 November 2016.

We know from previous years that the winter period is when sites are used less. Please see below for the opening days of your nearest site. We will analyse the data obtained from the trial to inform future decisions regarding service provision.

Household recycling centres


Locations

Location
Telephone
Address
Days closed
Amesbury
01980 676285
Mills Way, Boscombe Down Business Park, SP4 7RX 
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Devizes
01380 730768
Hopton Industrial Estate, London Road, SN10 2EU
Closed Thursday and Friday
Everleigh
01672 563913
Pewsey Road, Everleigh, SN9 6LZ
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Lower Compton
01249 822141
Hills Materials Recovery Facility, Old Camp Farm, Calne, SN11 8RB
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Marlborough
01672 516696
Marlborough Business Park, Salisbury Road, SN8 4AN
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Melksham
01225 708683
Lancaster Road, Bowerhill Industrial Estate, SN12 6QT
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Purton
01793 778205
Mopes Lane, SN5 4HG
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Salisbury*
01722 415040
Stephenson Road, Churchfields Industrial Estate, SP2 7NP
Closed Thursday and Friday
Stanton St Quintin*
01249 750050
Sutton Benger Road, Chippenham, SN14 6BD 
Closed Thursday and Friday
Trowbridge
01225 768783
Canal Road Industrial Estate, BA14 8RL
Closed Thursday and Friday
Warminster
01985 211531
Furnax Lane, BA12 8PE
Closed Wednesday and Thursday 

* Users of large vans and trailers at these locations are encouraged to use alternative sites. Amesbury is a suitable alternative to Salisbury and Lower Compton a suitable alternative to Stanton St Quintin

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  • Aerosols
  • Audio cassettes
  • Appliances (large and small)
  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Cans (food, drink)
  • Car batteries
  • Car parts (drained of any fluids)
  • Cartons (drinks, food and Tetra pak)
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Chemicals (household and garden)
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Computers and monitors
  • Cooking oil (used, domestic)
  • Engine oil (used)
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Foil
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass (clear, mixed, coloured)
  • Glasses (spectacles)
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Household waste (excess)
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Mobile phones
  • Paint
  • Paper and cardboard (including newspapers and magazines)
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastics including packaging and rigid plastics (but no films, wrappers or plastic bags)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Tyres (car)
  • Telecoms
  • TVs
  • Video tapes
  • Wood and timber
  • Please note you can only take cement bonded asbestos to the household recycling centres in Purton, Warminster and Salisbury and you must arrange an appointment
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  • Armaments or weapons
  • Business or commercial waste
  • Commercial tyres
  • Flares, fireworks or other explosive items
  • Clinical waste or sharps
  • Japanese knotweed or other invasive weeds
  • Petrol or diesel
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  • If you have items that you think are reusable, please do not take these to the household recycling centres. Instead visit our Large Item Reuse and Collection page for reuse options in Wiltshire. Alternatively, you can take other items to your local reuse charity or charity shop
  • We are working with Repair Academy to trial collecting and reusing unwanted household goods from the Household Recycling Centres. Staff at household recycling centres identify suitable furniture, bric-a-brac and white goods for donation to the Repair Academy
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Voluntary and community groups using Wiltshire’s household recycling centres need to complete the application form (right) and return it along with a cheque for the appropriate amount to: Waste Management, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN.

A permit will allow you either 6 or 12 visits per year. A maximum of 12 visits will be allowed. 

In order to be issued with a permit you will need to meet the council’s eligibility criteria.  
A copy of the eligibility criteria, along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions and our Terms and Conditions, are available to download on the right hand side of the page.
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Following a request from the land owner, Westbury Co-operative site has now been removed.

The council manages the following mini recycling sites in Wiltshire in town centres and supermarkets where you can take paper, glass and cans for recycling.

Alternatively, you can place any extra glass, cans, paper or textiles into separate open carrier bags (not black bags) and place next to your black box. If you frequently find you have extra recycling, you can order a second black box.

  • Chippenham - Morrisons car park
  • Devizes - Morrisons car park
  • Malmesbury - Station Yard car park
  • Mere - Salisbury Street car park
  • Tidworth - Tesco car park
  • Tisbury - car park
  • Warminster - Sambourne Road car park
  • Any sites not included on this list are not the responsibility of the council.
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From 5 September 2016 if you use a van or a large trailer (between 1.8 and 3 meters) to visit Wiltshire's household recycling centres, you will need a free permit.

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Last updated: 5 December 2016 | Last reviewed: 5 December 2016