Sowerby Bridge (Milner Royd) Household Waste Recycling Centre

Note: There is no facility for the disposal of plasterboard at this site.

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

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).

Day Summer opening times Winter opening times
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

Bank Holidays

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.

Getting there

Location details


Milner Royd Household Waste Recycling Site
Sowerby Bridge

What to take

Bricks and rubble Bricks and rubble

We accept bricks and rubble in small quantities: 6 standard sized builders bags only (20kg maximum capacity).
Cans Cans

(Including aerosols).
Car battery Car batteries  
Cardboard Cardboard Yes - tick
Cooking Oil Cooking Oil Yes - tick
Electrical Electrical Yes - tick
Fluorescent tube Fluorescent tubes Yes - tick
Fridges Fridges Yes - tick
Glass Glass Yes - tick
Green waste Green waste Yes - tick
Metal Metal Yes - tick
Mobile phone Mobile phones Yes - tick
Oil Oil Yes - tick
Paper Paper Yes - tick
Plastic bottle Plastic bottles Yes - tick
Shoes Textiles and shoes Yes - tick
Timber Timber Yes - tick


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

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