Birmingham - Household Recycling Centres

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A booking is required to visit Birmingham’s HRCs. Book a slot:

For a car click here

For a van click here

CASTLE BROMWICH HRC: The highways team are working to deliver the HS2 works in the Castle Bromwich area which may result in delays in travelling to the recycling centre. Please take into consideration the additional time needed to visit the recycling centre.

Next time you visit the household waste and recycling centre remember to:

Book a slot and bring along proof that you are a Birmingham resident, as you will be refused entry without it. The following will be accepted:

Driving Licence

Council Tax (hard copy or digital)

Utility Bill (hard copy or digital)

This month's recycling rate at Tyseley is:

62.8%

This month's recycling rate at Perry Barr is:

65.7%

This month's recycling rate at Kings Norton is:

67.8%

This month's recycling rate at Sutton Coldfield is:

72.8%

This month's recycling rate at Castle Bromwich is:

61.8%

Same Day Booking System

All visits to Birmingham household recycling centres require a slot to be booked online ahead of visits. Turning up at a recycling centre without a booking will result in being turned away.

Rules for visiting our sites

Rules for visiting our sites

Generally, we are operating with the following rules, specific site rules follow underneath. This is to ensure the safety of both the public and our staff. Please ensure you read and follow this guidance when visiting any of our sites:

  • Use the car you have booked with - the interior fittings must not be stripped out, otherwise, it will need to be booked in as a van
  • You MUST be a Birmingham resident (i.e. you pay your council tax to Birmingham City Council) and produce address documentation on your visit
  • Access will be by car only, strictly no pedestrians allowed
  • Vans and large trailers (larger than 6'x4') need to book via the van booking centre
  • Small trailers (up to 6'x4') are permitted access
  • Not bring more than eight 25kg bags (or equivalent) of inert waste, such as rubble or soil, turf, hardcore per visit
  • You must NOT leave your car until it is parked in a bay
  • Children must remain in the car with seatbelts fastened
  • Please treat our staff with respect, as abuse of any kind will not be tolerated
  • All HRCs, with the exception of Tyseley and Castle Bromwich, have height restrictions of 6' 10" (2.1 meters). If your vehicle exceeds the height limit, please make your booking for Tyseley or Castle Bromwich HRC.
  • Waste and recycling must be transported in appropriate receptacles when visiting the recycling centres

What to expect when you arrive on site

What to expect when you arrive on site

There will be Veolia staff at the HRC entrance to manage entry to the site.  Please listen and follow their instructions. They are there to help you and make sure you stay safe and can complete your trip in as quick a time as possible. Thank you for treating our staff with respect at all times. As an employer, Veolia does not accept abuse of any kind.

Restrictions

Restrictions

Birmingham’s recycling centres cannot accept business or trade waste via the online booking system.  For example, waste from a builder or other trades person carrying out work to a house they don't live in; waste from the landlord of a property, or someone offering to clear any rubbish from a house which isn’t their own.

The extra traffic and waste created by businesses illegally tipping waste at these sites add to site congestion and inconveniences local people seeking to dispose of legitimate household waste.

Still have questions?

Still have questions? Visit our FAQs page.

Materials accepted on site

Materials accepted on site

We are able to recycle/re-use the following items:

  • Green garden waste
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Wood and wood-based products (MDF, chipboard etc)
  • Engine oil
  • Car batteries
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Textiles
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Tetra Pak, Pringles tubes
  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • TVs & CRT monitors
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas bottles - Please do not put gas bottles (full or empty) into the metals skip.  Please use the special area provided for gas bottles.  If in doubt, please speak to the staff on site who can advise.
  • Soil
  • Hardcore & rubble (eight bags of 25kg or equivalent) 
  • Carpets & mattresses
  • Hard plastics
  • Cooking oil
  • Water-based paint
  • Bulky waste (e.g. bed frames, sofas, upholstered furniture, dining tables/chairs)
  • Paint
  • Coffee pods (plastic & aluminium pods)
Birmingham HRC map

During 2022, 704,131 vehicles visited Birmingham's Household Recycling Centres

Veolia operates all five Household Recycling Centres in Birmingham,  enabling residents to dispose of their household waste and recyclable items. The Household Recycling Centres take a wide range of items and they’re really useful for waste that can’t be recycled or disposed of via residential collection services or bring banks.

Please ensure that before you visit, you have separated your waste by material type. This will help us to recycle more of your waste, make your visit as speedy as possible and will avoid delays for yourself and others.

The Five HRCs

Perry Barr

Address 

Holford Drive, Perry Barr, B42 2TU

Operating times

31st March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 6pm  

 

30th October 2023 - 30th March 2024*

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

*Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Tyseley

Address

James Road, Tyseley, B11 2BA

Operating times

31st March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 6pm  

 

30th October 2023 - 30th March 2024*

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

*Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Kings Norton

Address

Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, B30 3JJ

Operating times

31st March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 6pm  

 

30th October 2023 - 30th March 2024*

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

*Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Sutton Coldfield

Address

Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB

Operating times

31st March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

 

30th October 2023 - 30th March 2024*

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

*Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

 

IF THE REUSE SHOP IS NOT OPEN, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE THE GATES.

 

Recycling facilities

We are able to recycle/re-use the following items:
 

Green garden waste, cardboard, paper, glass, metal, wood and wood-based products (MDF, chipboard etc), engine oil, car batteries, fridges & freezers, textiles, shoes, TVs & CRT monitors, fluorescent tubes, gas bottles, soil, hardcore, rubble, carpets & mattresses.

Please do not put gas bottles (full or empty) into the metals skip.  Please use the special area provided for gas bottles.  If in doubt, please speak to the staff on site who can advise.

Castle Bromwich

Address

Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, B35 7AG

Operating times

31st March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

 

30th October 2023 - 30th March 2024*

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday to Sunday: 8am to 4:30pm  

*Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day