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Household Recycling Centres in Wiltshire

Are you tired of cluttering up your home with items that you no longer need or use? Do you want to do your part in helping the environment by recycling? Wiltshire offers a plethora of options for you to dispose of your waste responsibly, just use our guide below to find the nearest Household Waste and Recycling centre.

Swindon Recycling Centre

Swindon Recycling Centre

Location: Swindon

Opening Times: The Swindon Household Waste Recycling Centre Opening Times vary throughout the year, as they open for longer during the Spring/Summer months. 

From 1 April to 31 October

  • Monday - 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday - 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - 8.00am to 8.00pm
  • Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday - 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Sunday - 8.00am to 5.00pm

From 1 November to 31 March

  • Monday and Tuesday - 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday to Sunday - 8.00am to 4.00pm

The Swindon Household Waste Recycling Centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

What you're allowed to take: The Household Recycling Centre allows you to dispose of a range of materials including:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass, plastic bottles and cans
  • Textiles
  • Electrical household products (including fridges and freezers)
  • Scrap metal
  • DIY/hardcore
  • Carpets/underlay and mattresses 
  • Wood
  • Garden waste
  • Batteries
  • Used engine oil
  • General household waste

Requirements: All Swindon residents can use the Household Waste Recycling Centre to dispose of waste from their homes for free most of the time. However, do make yourselves aware of the requirements and charges:

  • Household DIY waste created by a resident is limited to no more than five 25kg bags per vehicle. You must bring waste to the HWRC in sturdy bags so that they can be unloaded quickly.
  • Plasterboard requires specialist disposal so it does involve a cost. All plasterboard and mixed waste containing plasterboard will be charged at £3.50 per sheet or 25kg bag for up to five sheets or bags. SBC will charge commercial rates for larger quantities.
  • You must put household asbestos in a sealed bag or fully wrapped in plastic sheeting. The Household Recycling Centre won't take asbestos that isn't wrapped in this way. There is no charge for disposing of this.
  • Car and motorcycle tyres from residential premises cost £2.80 per item.
  • They accept household chemicals that are in secure, sealed containers.

Things to remember: When you visit the Swindon Household Recycling Centre, you will be asked for proof of residency. Please bring a driving license, a Council Tax bill, or any other form of proof that you live within the local area. 

Telephone: 01793 445500

Address: Cheney Manor Industrial Estate Waterside Park, Darby Close, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2PN

How to book: Complete the booking form here.

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Purton Recycling Centre

Purton Recycling Centre

Location: Purton

Opening Times: Purton Household Recycling Centre is open from 9am - 4pm until 31st October. It's closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Generally, the centre is particularly busy in the mornings and the day following the weekday closures (Thursdays). Weekends can also be busy. The site is especially busy on Bank Holiday Weekends.

What you're allowed to take: 

  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos (By appointment only)
  • Appliances (large and small)
  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Cans (food, drink)
  • Car batteries and car parts
  • Cardboard and Paper
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Cooking oil and engine oil (used)
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass (clear, mixed, coloured)
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Household waste (excess)
  • Paint 
  • Plastics including packaging and rigid plastics (but no films, wrappers or plastic bags)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil
  • Car tyres
  • Wood and timber

Requirements: Items that will not be accepted include 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, and petrol or diesel.

Things to remember: When you visit the Swindon Household Recycling Centre, you will be asked for proof of residency. Please bring a driving license, a Council Tax bill, or any other form of proof that you live within the local area. 

Telephone: 01793 778205

Address: Mopes Lane, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4HG

How to book: You no longer need to book to visit the Purton Household Recycling Centre.

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Lower Compton Household Recycling Centre

Lower Compton Household Recycling Centre

Location: Calne

Opening Times:

  • Monday: Summer 1 April - 31 October 9am - 4pm. Winter 1 November - 31 March 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: Summer 1 April - 31 October 9am - 4pm. Winter 1 November - 31 March 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Summer 1 April - 31 October 9am - 4pm. Winter 1 November - 31 March 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday: Summer 1 April - 31 October 9am - 4pm. Winter 1 November - 31 March 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday: Summer 1 April - 31 October 9am - 4pm. Winter 1 November - 31 March 10am - 4pm

What you're allowed to take: 

  • Aerosols
  • Audio cassettes
  • Appliances (large and small)
  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Cans (food, drink)
  • Car batteries
  • Car parts (drained of any fluids)
  • Cardboard
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Chemicals (household and garden)
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Computers and monitors
  • Cooking oil (used, domestic)
  • Engine oil (used)
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Foil
  • Food and drink cartons (including Tetrapaks)
  • 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 – oil based
  • Paint – water based
  • Paper (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

Requirements:

They do not accept the following:

  • Armaments or weapons
  • Business or commercial waste
  • Commercial tyres
  • Flares, fireworks or other explosive items
  • Clinical waste or shapes
  • Japanese knotweed or other invasive weeds
  • Petrol or diesel

Telephone: 01249 822141

Address: Hills Materials Recovery Facility, Old Camp Farm, Calne, SN11 8RB

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