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Household recycling centres

Find out about what you can take to recycling centres.

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Vehicle Permits

If you use a van, pick-up, or a large trailer (between 1.8 and 3 meters) to visit Wiltshire's household recycling centres, you will need a free permit.

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Where are the household recycling centres and
opening times?

We provide 11 household recycling centres (HRCs) in Wiltshire. All recycling centres are open between 9am to 4pm during the summer (1 April to 31 October), with the exception of Everleigh HRC which is open 10am to 4pm.  From the 1 April 2017, the sites at Salisbury, Trowbridge and Stanton St Quintin will now be open 6 days a week.  All other sites will continue to open 5 days per week.

  • All centres are open at weekends and Mondays
  • Check opening days and times before you travel (please download a flyer on the right)
  • Generally the centres are particularly busy in the mornings and the day following the weekday closures
  • The sites are also particularly busy over Bank Holidays

Household recycling centres


Days closed
01980 676285
Mills Way, Boscombe Down Business Park, SP4 7RX 
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
01380 730768
Hopton Industrial Estate, London Road, SN10 2EU
Closed Thursday and Friday
01672 563913
Pewsey Road, Everleigh, SN9 6LZ
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Lower Compton
01249 822141
Hills Materials Recovery Facility, Old Camp Farm, Calne, SN11 8RB
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
01672 516696
Marlborough Business Park, Salisbury Road, SN8 4AN
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
01225 708683
Lancaster Road, Bowerhill Industrial Estate, SN12 6QT
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
01793 778205
Mopes Lane, SN5 4HG
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
01722 415040
Stephenson Road, Churchfields Industrial Estate, SP2 7NP
Closed Thursday
Stanton St Quintin*
01249 750050
Sutton Benger Road, Chippenham, SN14 6BD 
Closed Thursday
01225 768783
Canal Road Industrial Estate, BA14 8RL
Closed Friday
01985 211531
Furnax Lane, BA12 8PE
Closed Wednesday and Thursday 

* Users of large vans and trailers at these locations are encouraged to use alternative sites. Amesbury is a suitable alternative to Salisbury and Lower Compton a suitable alternative to Stanton St Quintin

  • Aerosols
  • Audio cassettes
  • Appliances (large and small)
  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Cans (food, drink)
  • Car batteries
  • Car parts (drained of any fluids)
  • Cartons (drinks, food and Tetra pak)
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Chemicals (household and garden)
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Computers and monitors
  • Cooking oil (used, domestic)
  • Engine oil (used)
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Foil
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass (clear, mixed, coloured)
  • Glasses (spectacles)
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Household waste (excess)
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Mobile phones
  • Paint
  • Paper and cardboard (including newspapers and magazines)
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastics including packaging and rigid plastics (but no films, wrappers or plastic bags)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil
  • Tyres (car)
  • Telecoms
  • TVs
  • Video tapes
  • Wood and timber
  • Please note you can only take cement bonded asbestos to the household recycling centres in Purton, Warminster and Salisbury and you must arrange an appointment
  • Armaments or weapons
  • Business or commercial waste
  • Commercial tyres
  • Flares, fireworks or other explosive items
  • Clinical waste or sharps
  • Japanese knotweed or other invasive weeds
  • Petrol or diesel
  • If you have items that you think are reusable, please do not take these to the household recycling centres. Instead visit our Large Item Reuse and Collection page for reuse options in Wiltshire. Alternatively, you can take other items to your local reuse charity or charity shop
  • We are working with Repair Academy to trial collecting and reusing unwanted household goods from the Household Recycling Centres. Staff at household recycling centres identify suitable furniture, bric-a-brac and white goods for donation to the Repair Academy
Voluntary and community groups using Wiltshire’s household recycling centres need to complete the application form (right) and return it along with a cheque for the appropriate amount to: Waste Management, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN.

A permit will allow you either 6 or 12 visits per year. A maximum of 12 visits will be allowed. 

In order to be issued with a permit you will need to meet the council’s eligibility criteria.  
A copy of the eligibility criteria, along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions and our Terms and Conditions, are available to download on the right hand side of the page.

From 5 September 2016 if you use a van or a large trailer (between 1.8 and 3 meters) to visit Wiltshire's household recycling centres, you will need a free permit.


Mini recycling sites to close

The introduction of kerbside recycling for materials including paper, cans, glass and textiles has led to a large drop in the number of people using our mini recycling sites. As a result, the following mini recycling sites will close from July 2017:

• Chippenham - Morrisons car park. Closing 11 July 2017.
• Devizes - Morrisons car park. Closing 12 July 2017.
• Malmesbury - Station Yard car park. Closing 13 July 2017.
• Mere - Salisbury Street car park. Closing 18 July 2017.
• Tidworth - Tesco car park. Closing 19 July 2017.
• Tisbury - car park. Closing 21 July 2017.
• Warminster - Sambourne Road car park. Closing 14 July 2017.

Any sites not included on this list are not the responsibility of the council.

Don't forget, any extra glass, cans, paper or textiles that won't fit into your black box can be placed into separate open carrier bags (not black bags) alongside.
If you frequently find you have extra recycling, you can order a second black box.

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VCSE permit FAQs PDF (136kb)

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Last updated: 27 June 2017 | Last reviewed: 27 June 2017