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Recycling centres

Select the links below to see household waste and recycling centre locations, opening times and materials accepted. All sites are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

These facilities are provided for Herefordshire residents to deposit their own household waste and recycling. Deposit of trade waste is not permitted.

General Overview and Scrutiny Report

A recent review of the council’s Household Recycling Centre service was carried out by the General Overview and Scrutiny Committee. This considered how the 5 Household Recycling Centres were provided, considered views from a wide range of interested people, including the public and made recommendations on how the service could be improved.

To find out more view the Task and Finish Group Report and Executive Response.

Commercial Vehicle and Trailer (CVT) Permits

The CVT Permit Scheme (2013) applies to any residents using a commercial type vehicle (including hire vehicle) or trailer over 1.3m in length (excluding double axle trailers). Permits are available free of charge to residents of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and the application can be made completely online. 

No business waste is permitted.

Permit rules

  • Households can apply for up to 12 permits per year (April-March) and permits will be issued on a pro-rata basis, dependent upon the month of application
  • Each permit allows one visit, permits will be retained by site staff upon entry
  • No business waste is permitted

Any vehicle exceeding 3.5 tonnes will not be permitted on site
Any vehicle using a double axle trailer will not be permitted on site

  • Any vehicle using a tipper mechanism will not be permitted on site.

For more information and to apply for permits please visit Let's Waste Less website's Commercial Vehicle and Trailer Permits page.

Glass bottle banks

In addition to Household Recycling Centres the council also provides a number of small recycling sites for householders to recycle glass bottles and jars.

From May 2013, the number of Bring Recycling Sites will decrease, for an up to date list of locations of these sites please check the list of Bring Recycling Sites.

Why are banks for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and cans no longer provided?

Following the council's introduction of a kerbside recycling service to all households in the county, there is no longer a reasonable need to provide additional recycling banks. In fact these sites are commonly used by businesses that may not lawfully use this service which is only provided for householders to use.

Why have the number of bottle banks been reduced?

In the past, the bring site service has been important in providing householders a place to recycle common household items. However, following the success of our kerbside recycling service introduced in November 2009 we can no longer justify providing so many sites, as many have become vastly underused. Over 80% of households have access to a domestic recycling wheeled bin service and therefore have an opportunity to recycle glass from their homes. The reduction to 8 bottle bank sites will remove duplication of costs and will result in savings of over £100,000 per annum.

Why are a small number of banks for glass bottles and jars needed?

Many residents are provided with recycling sacks where a bin may be unsuitable (due to access or lack of a storage place). Residents using recycling sacks should not place glass bottles and jars in the sacks as broken glass could cause harm. Therefore a limited number of well used sites for glass bottles and jars is provided to allow these residents to recycle their glass.

I have a recycling sack can I have a bin?

As long as there is suitable access and storage for the bin it may be possible for you to have a recycling wheeled bin instead. Please contact us:

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