Household waste recycling centres

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.

Find out more about resident or commercial vehicle permits

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.

Opening times

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.

Day Times
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank holidays 10am - 5pm


Sutton Fields household waste and recycling centre
Amsterdam Road

Wiltshire Road household waste and recycling centre
11 Dairycoates Industrial Estate
Wiltshire Road

Burma Drive household waste and recycling centre
Burma Drive

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.

Find out more about 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
  • batteries
  • large appliances
  • fluorescent tubes
  • low energy bulbs
  • televisions and monitors
  • printer cartridges
  • mobiles
  • tyres
  • used engine oil
  • car batteries
  • hardcore
  • wood and timber
  • soil
  • clear, brown or green glass bottles and jars
  • garden waste
  • food tins and drink cans
  • aerosols
  • foil
  • scrap metal
  • spectacles
  • cartons
  • tapes and discs
  • CDs and DVDs
  • used vegetable oil
  • paper
  • newspapers and magazines
  • cardboard
  • corrugated cardboard
  • telephone directories
  • books
  • plastic bottles
  • textiles
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • hard plastics
  • carpets
  • mattresses

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.

Find out more about applying for a permit

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.

Reuse shop

Our reuse shop is located at Humberfield on Ferriby High Road.

Find out more about the reuse shop 20200226140129