Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Halifax HWRC

Household Waste Recycling Centres can be used by residents of Calderdale to deposit items that do not fit in the domestic wheelie bin or black bin liners.

Separate skips are provided for cardboard, plastic bottles, timber, electrical items, green waste etc. By sorting your waste before you visit and placing materials in the correct skip you are helping to ensure the maximum amount is recovered.

The service is free to use, but please ensure that you have sufficient time to deposit your waste and exit the site before the site closure time.

Re-use shop; "Revive"

There are containers at all household waste recycling centres for the collection of good quality unwanted items that can be given a new lease of life through resale in our new shop, Revive, opening soon at Brighouse HWRC. Items such as furniture, home ware, clothing, bric-a-brac, sports equipment, tools and garden equipment can be deposited at the sites.

Due to issues with PAT testing and legal responsibilities surrounding this no electrical items can be sold, these items should be deposited in the electrical's skip provided, or from 1st August 2016, small electrical items such as hairdryers, toasters and kettles can be placed in your black box and collected on the kerbside collection scheme.

Stuffed furniture such as sofas, mattresses, armchairs and cushions must have fire labels attached that are dated from 1988 or later. These regulations cover both indoor and outdoor stuffed furniture, unless it was produced before 1950 when a fire certificate is not required.

Children’s toys must display the CE mark on the toy or its packaging showing that the manufacturer has declared that their product complies with European health, safety and environmental legislation.

Safety equipment such as bike helmets, children’s car seats, life jackets cannot be sold from Revive. We are not able to test them to the required standards and could be liable if they are sold and then fail to work properly.

All items will be checked to ascertain whether they are fit for purpose.

The service is free to use, but please ensure that you have sufficient time to deposit your waste and exit before site closure time.

Note: the Council operates a commercial vehicle permit scheme. Therefore, if you use a van, pick-up vehicle or a vehicle with a large trailer (no longer than 3m including all parts of the trailer chassis and fixtures) you will need a permit to use our sites. See Vehicle permit scheme.

Opening hours

Please note:

Summer refers to the period when clocks change to British Summer Time.
Winter refers to the period when clocks revert to Greenwich Mean Time.

DaySummer opening timesWinter opening times
Monday8.00 am to 5.00 pm8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am to 5.00 pm8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am to 5.00 pm8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am to 5.00 pm8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday8.00 am to 5.00 pm8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday8.00 am to 4.00 pm8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday9.00 am to 4.00 pm10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Bank holidays

All HWRCs will be open on Bank Holidays (except Christmas and New Year), operating Sunday opening hours.

Christmas closures

We are closed on 25 December, 26 December and 01 January.

Getting there


What to take

Asbestos is a hazardous material and only small amounts up to a maximum of 8 sheets or 200 kg in total can be accepted. Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm, by appointment, at the designated asbestos container at Halifax Waste Transfer Station, based at Halifax HWRC. 24 hours notice is required; to book your visit telephone 01422 417720.
For larger quantities a commercial asbestos contractor must be used, see the Yellow Pages for commercial asbestos strippers.
Only Calderdale residents can dispose of their asbestos at the HWRC. Upon arrival you will need to show a Council tax bill as proof of residency. Residents are required to carry their own waste. If another person or builder carries the asbestos it then becomes trade waste, requiring a waste carriers license and delivery to an alternative licensed facility. We do NOT accept trade waste at the HWRC.
Site staff are NOT able to help unload or lift asbestos. Please make sure all packages are manageable enough to lift into the designated container yourself.
All asbestos must be double wrapped in thick polythene or Visqueen and sealed with strong, all-weather tape to keep it secure and avoid dust release when handling.
Only cement bonded asbestos products will be accepted (grey colour). Typically the materials will be asbestos roofing, sheeting from garages and fall pipes. We do NOT accept any blue, brown or white (fibrous) asbestos. This requires a specialist contractor found in the Yellow Pages.
When handling asbestos we advise you to wear suitable clothing and protective footwear; overalls with elasticated wrists and ankles, head protection, dust masks, goggles and gloves, all of which can be disposed of as asbestos waste afterwards. Thoroughly wet the asbestos with clean water before handling. Avoid breaking up the asbestos.
Bricks and rubbleBricks and rubble
We accept bricks and rubble in small quantities: 6 standard sized builders bags only (20kg maximum capacity).
(Including aerosols).
Car batteriesCar batteriesYes
Cooking oilCooking OilYes
Fluorescent tubesFluorescent tubesYes
Green wasteGreen wasteYes
Mobile phonesMobile phonesYes
It is environmentally beneficial to separate gypsum from waste, therefore small quantities of plasterboard can be put in the dedicated skip.
Plastic bottlesPlastic bottlesYes
Textiles and shoesTextiles and shoesYes
Only four per visit
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Last Updated: 28/10/2016