Hereford Household Recycling Centre is located in Rotherwas, off the relief road roundabout. The site is operated by Severn Waste Services Ltd on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

Find out what you can bring to this site

See how to stay safe on site

Site booking

Open for pre-booked vehicles only

  • From 1 October to 31 March - 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week
  • From 1 April to 30 September - 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

How to book

You must be a resident of Herefordshire and provide your address and vehicle registration number. You can book a slot up to 14 days in advance.

Book online to visit Hereford household recycling centre

  • You will not be allowed access to the site without a pre-booked pass
  • Bookings can only be made online
  • Booking is available for residents of Herefordshire only
  • You will need to provide your address and vehicle registration
  • A pass will be provided that you can show on your mobile device or print out
  • Residents may book up to 4 slots every 14 days
  • Anyone wishing to use a commercial type vehicle or a trailer larger than 1.3m in length will still require a (CVT) permit, through separate application
  • Pedestrians are NOT currently permitted
  • Bicycles must pre-book a slot in the same way as other vehicles

Privacy notice for the booking system

Chapel Road Industrial Estate
Materials accepted at this site

Disposing of asbestos

Asbestos will only be accepted on site if it is double bagged or wrapped in plastic sheeting and sealed. When you arrive at the household recycling centre, let a site assistant know that you wish to dispose of asbestos.

It is also advisable to call the site in advance on 01432 343420 to ensure there is available capacity. Any material you deposit must be able to fit into the container openings which measure 84cm by 158cm.

Other waste materials

Waste material Accepted
Re-usable item container - including bicycles Yes
Asbestos Yes
Batteries Yes
Books / CD / DVD No
Cans Yes
Car batteries Yes
Cardboard Yes
Chemicals (including non-water based paints) Yes
Clothes / textiles Yes
Cooking oil Yes *
Engine oil Yes
Fluorescent tubes Yes
Foil Yes
Fridges and freezers Yes
Garden waste Yes
Glass bottles Yes
Low energy light bulbs Yes
LPG containers (gas bottles) Yes
Mobile phones Yes
Paper Yes
Plasterboard Yes
Plastic bottles Yes
Printer toner cartridges Yes
Ink jet printer cartridges Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Soil and rubble Yes
Televisions Yes
Tyres - excluding those from commercial vehicles e.g. tractor/lorry tyres Yes
Small electrical appliances Yes
Wood Yes
General waste (including water based paints) Yes

* cooking oil is not recycled

Find out where to dispose of an item in our A-Z of waste and recycling.

Find out where to recycle a particular item
Garden waste and compost

Please be advised that garden waste bigger than 2 metres in length, and 100mm in diameter cannot be accepted on compactor sites as indicated above.

Find out more about garden waste and composting

You can buy the soil improver/compost made from garden waste for £2 a bag at this household recycling centre. Payment must be made by card because we cannot accept cash at any site. You will still need to pre-book to visit the site.

Household recycling centre rules
  • Only your own household waste can lawfully be deposited at household recycling centres in Herefordshire
  • No commercial or business waste is accepted
  • No clinical waste is accepted
  • Soil, hard-core and plasterboard are not classified as household waste, but you may bring it if the waste is a result of doing work to your own home
  • A commercial vehicle and trailer (CVT) permit scheme is in operation to restrict use of commercial vehicles and trailers over 1.3m in length. You must apply for a permit in advance if you wish to use a commercial vehicle or trailer to bring your household waste to a site
  • Children (under the age of 16) must remain in cars at all times while on the site
  • Staff on site will be happy to help you, please ask if you require assistance
Staying safe on site

Please respect any pedestrian only areas on our sites. These are usually between the vehicle parking and containers and in between the containers.

Further information

No business waste is permitted

Severn Waste Services Ltd operate all household recycling centres. Worcestershire County Council, Herefordshire's partner, manage the service. If you have any queries email or call 01905 843418.