Visitors to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) need to adhere to certain rules:
Please ensure that you have sufficient time to deposit your waste and exit before site closure time. The gates may close up to 5 minutes before closing time to ensure all waste is deposited and vehicles have exited by closing time.
Pedestrians are not allowed to enter the sites: all access to the sites must be vehicular. Pedestrians wishing to deposit waste or recyclate at any HWRC should stand at the entrance to the site and attract the attention of one of the site attendants, who will take the items from the person and deposit them in the appropriate container. There are also restrictions as to what vehicles are allowed to enter the sites; see Vehicle permit scheme.
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) give residents the ability to recycle and dispose of unwanted domestic and household waste free of charge. Household waste is anything you would put in a removal van if you were to move house.
Please do not dispose of any needles in your household waste, these should be deposited in a sharps bin, please see Household collections for further information.
Brick and rubble is classed as construction and demolition waste and is therefore not accepted as a recyclable material. However, we will accept this in small quantities - 6 standard sized builders bags only (20kg maximum capacity) per year.
Plasterboard: due to the amended Acts of the Landfill Directive (2008/09) on the safe disposal of 'gypsum', this can no longer be deposited in the brick and rubble skip. It can be deposited, in small quantities, in dedicated skips at the Brighouse, Halifax and Todmorden sites.
HWRC's are not licensed to accept trade waste or waste arising from any commercial or business activity.