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A recycling and household waste site

Find out if you will need a waste permit and apply for one online.

Waste site updates

Please note: from Sunday 1 October all of our sites will revert to winter opening times 9am to 4pm (on the days they're usually open). Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing time.

Always check the web page for your intended waste site before you visit

  • Cooking oil: currently can't be accepted at Whetstone site
  • Scrap metal: currently can't be accepted at Somerby site

Weekends: Before setting off, check our website for opening hours, check our Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates. Please note:

  • Weekends are usually quite busy. Sometimes we're unable to accept certain materials and, in extreme cases, may have to close sites until there is sufficient capacity to run them safely.
  • We plan for busy periods, but urge you to think about when to visit your waste site, to avoid delays.

All vans, pick-ups and cars with trailers, and/or any vehicle bringing asbestos, chemicals or liquid paint, require a waste permit to visit a recycling and household waste site.

The long-term waste permits scheme is currently suspended

The temporary garden and household waste permit scheme is reinstated, coming into effect from Monday 19 July 2021.

Charities can request an appointment to visit Whetstone Transfer Station.

You will need a permit to dispose of household liquid paint. You can only take Liquid paint to Whetstone recycling and household waste site.

You can only dispose of cement bonded asbestos with a permit. You can apply for a temporary permit online.