Halifax Household Waste Recycling Centre

HWRCs can be used by Calderdale's residents 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. Please ensure you have time to deposit your waste and exit the site, before the closure time.

Note: The Council operates a commercial Vehicle permit scheme. 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 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm 8am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 5pm 8am to 5pm
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 are 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


Halifax Household Waste Recycling Site
Lee Bank, Ovenden Road

What to take

Hazard symbol


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, phone: 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.

Image of bricks Bricks and rubble

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

(Including aerosols).
Image of car battery Car batteries Tick
Image of cardboard Cardboard Tick
Image of cooking oil Cooking Oil Tick
Image of a plug Electrical Tick
Image of fluorescent tube Fluorescent tubes Tick
Image of fridges Fridges Tick
Image of glass pane Glass Tick
Image of a leaf Green waste Tick
Image of a metal bolt Metal Tick
Image of a mobile phone Mobile phones Tick
Image of an oil can Oil Tick
Image of newspaper Paper Tick
Plasterboard Plasterboard

It is environmentally beneficial to separate gypsum from waste. Therefore, small quantities of plasterboard can be put in the dedicated skip.
Plastic bottles Plastic bottles Tick
Pair of shoes Textiles and shoes Tick
Planks of wood Timber Tick
Car tyre Tyres

Only four per visit.


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

Nearest recycling banks

See also