Elland (Ainleys) Household Waste Recycling Centre

HWRCs can be used by residents of Calderdale to deposit items that do not fit in the domestic wheelie bin or 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 waste and exit the site, before the closing 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 you will need a permit to use our sites.

Re-use shop: "Revive"

There is a re-use / resale shop at the Brighouse (Atlas Mill) HWRC. Suitable items are collected at all HWRCs. For more information, see: Revive shop .

Opening hours

Please Note: Gates to these sites can be closed up to 10 minutes before the site closing time. This is to ensure waste is deposited and vehicles have exited by the closing time.

Day Summer* Winter**
Monday 8am to 5pm 8am to 4pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm 8am to 4pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm 8am to 4pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm 8am to 4pm
Friday 8am to 5pm 8am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 4pm 8am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm 10am to 4pm

*Summer refers to the period when clocks change to British Summer Time (BST).

**Winter refers to the period when clocks revert to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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 December 25th, 26th and January 1st.

Location details


Huddersfield Road

What to take

Bricks and rubble

We accept bricks and rubble in small quantities: 6 rubble sacks only (20kg maximum capacity).

(Including aerosols).
Car batteries
Cardboard Tick
Cooking Oil Tick
Electrical Tick
Fluorescent tubes Tick
Fridges Tick
Glass Tick
Green waste Tick
Metal Tick
Mobile phones Tick
Oil Tick
Paper Tick
Plastic bottles Tick
Textiles and shoes Tick
Timber Tick


Can't find the item you're looking for? Try the A to Z of Waste and Recycling .

Nearest recycling banks

See also