We have three modern household waste and recycling centres located across the city. All our centres are designed to maximise recycling.
Residents' pass scheme
To use the sites you need to display a pass in the window of your car to prove you are a Hull resident. If you have not received your pass, or if you lose the pass or forget it, you can still gain access to the sites by showing one of the following as proof of your address in Hull -
- recent utility bill such as gas, electric or council tax
- driving licence
If you wish to use a commercial vehicle you still require a permit.
Important changes - Sort it before you bring it
We have three modern household waste recycling centres located across the city. All our centres are designed to maximise recycling. With this in mind, residents are asked to sort all bags of mixed waste before arriving at the site to hel the Council recycle even more waste.
Why are we asking residents to sort their waste before getting to the site?
The Council carried out an exercise where we split residents' bags over a number of days and found that two thirds of the contents of bagged waste contained items we can easily recycle including textiles, glass bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, plastics and electrical goods. All of these can be individually recycled at the household waste recycling centres but were being missed because the bags ended up in general waste.
Pre-sorting your bags will help to drive up recycling rates even further.
What if i bring a mixed bag?
There is now a dedicated sorting area on each site for the material brough in mixed bags. The site attendants will help you to sort your waste to maximise recycling.
The opening times are -
The household waste recycling centres close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 4pm.
The Household waste recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
The sites are often busy in a morning and on a Friday, please take this into account when planning your visit.
|Monday||10am - 5pm|
|Tuesday||10am - 5pm|
|Friday||10am - 5pm|
|Saturday||10am - 5pm|
|Sunday||10am - 5pm|
|Bank holidays||10am - 5pm|
Sutton Fields household waste and recycling centre
Wiltshire Road household waste and recycling centre
11 Dairycoates Industrial Estate
Burma Drive household waste and recycling centre
Use of the sites
If you are a resident of Hull you can recycle or dispose of household waste at any of our sites. However business, trade or commercial users may not use them. Arrangements for trade or business collections should be made either by our trade waste officers or by private contractors.
If you can't transport recyclables to the site yourself, you can use the bulky item collection service.
What can be recycled
We provide separate containers for the recycling and safe disposal of -
- electrical items
- fridges and freezers
- large appliances
- fluorescent tubes
- low energy bulbs
- televisions and monitors
- printer cartridges
- used engine oil
- car batteries
- wood and timber
- clear, brown or green glass bottles and jars
- garden waste
- food tins and drink cans
- scrap metal
- tapes and discs
- CDs and DVDs
- used vegetable oil
- newspapers and magazines
- corrugated cardboard
- telephone directories
- plastic bottles
- hard plastics
Some other materials can also be disposed of at our sites. These are -
- asbestos (at Wiltshire Road household waste and recycling centre only)
- household and garden chemicals
You need a permit to bring waste to any of our household waste recycling centre in a van or trailer.
How to deal with asbestos
Asbestos can only be deposited at the Wiltshire Road household waste and recycling centre. You need to follow these instructions -
- make sure all asbestos is double bagged, wrapped and sealed in suitable heavy duty plastic bags (such as soil, rubble or garden waste bags (available from most supermarkets and DIY stores) or heavy duty plastic sheeting (available from builder’s merchants)
- deposit the material into the asbestos container yourself
- follow the instructions of the site staff at all times
Site staff inspect the bags used to deposit asbestos. If the bags are split or are not correctly sealed, they are not accepted. Also, if the bags are not of sufficient strength and split when lifted they are not accepted.
If you bring asbestos in carrier bags, hessian bags, pedal bin liners or similar lightweight black plastic bags, wrapped in cling film or bubble wrap they are not accepted.
Other sites and centres
Burma Drive education centre
A recycling education centre, built from recyclable materials and powered using solar panels and wind turbines, is available for schools and community groups to promote recycling.
Our reuse shop is located at Humberfield on Ferriby High Road.