Waste and Recycling

HWRC site regulations - know before you go

  • Site regulations

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    • HWRCs are for household waste and recycling only. Find out which waste types you can take.

    • Commercial, trade or industrial waste is not permitted.

    • Occasionally, site staff may ask you to sign a disclaimer form to confirm that the waste is from your own household.

    • Infectious or offensive rubbish will not be accepted.

    • Certain vehicles either require a permit to enter sites, or are not permitted access. Find out if your vehicle is affected with our checklist.

    • Antisocial or abusive behaviour is not tolerated under any circumstances.

  • Health and safety

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    • Children and animals must stay in the vehicle at all times. Be aware of vehicle movements and/or people moving bulky items.

    • Never throw items into a bin as staff may be working within it.

    • Take sensible precautions when moving and handling items, particularly if they are bulky and/or have sharp edges. Consider wearing sturdy footwear, sensible clothing, and gloves where appropriate.

    • Deliver and carry your waste in manageable loads to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries.

    • If you need guidance or assistance at any time, please ask the site staff.

  • Accessibility

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    • All sites are accessible for disabled persons, and most have a parking space set aside.

    • If you require any assistance for whatever reason whilst on site, please ask a member of the site staff who will be glad to help.