Recycling sites

Household waste recycling sites (HWRS) and mini recycling sites, what you can take there to recycle or dispose of, report an issue with a recycling bank.

COVID-19 Update about recycling sites:

Visit the council's Emergencies page

Do you have any unwanted large domestic appliances that are still in good working order?

Download the information leaflet below to see what to do with your old fridges, freezers and washing machines:


Donate items at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (pdf 370kb)

What is a recycling site?

There are two types of recycling sites:

  • Household waste recycling sites (HWRS), previously known as tips, are a place you can take used or unwanted household items, such as extra garden waste, soil and rubble, furniture, household electrical items and batteries. You can also take extra general household waste to these sites.
  • Mini recycling sites, also known as recycling banks, bring sites or bottle banks, are smaller sites, often found in car parks of supermarkets, village halls and sports clubs, where you can recycle a limited range of items, such as glass, paper and textiles.

Find your nearest recycling sites to check what you can take there. 

COVID-19 - Kitchen caddy liner delivery:

Visit the council's Emergencies page for the up-to-date advice.

Find your nearest recycling site, including what you can recycle or dispose of at each site, plus opening times for our household waste recycling sites:

Please note:  the sites can be extremely busy over the Christmas and New Year holiday period and your patience is appreciated. Please follow all traffic directions at the sites.

Can I take business waste to a recycling site?

No, you can only dispose of household waste at a household waste recycling site or mini recycling site.

Find out how you can  dispose of business waste.

Are there any restrictions on the vehicles I can use to bring household waste to a household waste recycling site?

    Yes, some vehicles will need a permit, others are not permitted to enter the site. Find out more about permits.


Can I buy reusable items from household waste recycling sites?

We do not sell any items at our household waste and recycling sites, but you can visit our reuse shop next to Humberfield HWRS for items such as bikes or furniture, or our reuse electrical shop at 254 Marfleet Lane, Hull for good quality domestic appliances such as fridges, freezers, microwaves, washing machines and dryers. 

These items have been taken to a HWRS and their owners have agreed they can be sold for charity. The shops are part of the Dove House Charity and donations will be help to raise vital funds for the hospice.

You can donate items at any of the household waste and recycling sites across East Riding. Dove House Hospice will collect them and a team of experts will assess and test appliances to make sure they meet industry standards before they are resold.

Free delivery of items purchased from the reuse electrical shop is available to Hull and East Riding residents.

Can I take my full wheelie bin to a household waste recycling site?

No, for the health and safety of yourself and others you must not bring wheelie bins to a household waste and recycling site. Find out what you can do with extra recycling waste, general waste and garden and food waste.

COVID-19 Alert: Textile banks are not currently been emptied. Please take your textiles home and store them until the banks reopen.

You must not leave waste by the side as this is fly-tipping and you could be fined. You could use another recycling site.

Please note: any waste that is left at the side of recycling banks is normally not recycled when the area is cleared.

Can I report an issue with a recycling bank?

Yes, you can report:

  • a damaged recycling bank
  • a recycling bank that is full and needs emptying
  • fly-tipping or litter around a recycling bank. 

Report an issue with a recycling bank

I don’t have a vehicle, can you collect my waste?

If you have waste that is not suitable to put in your wheelie bin, you can  book a bulky waste collection.

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