Household waste recycling centres

What can be recycled

We provide separate containers for the recycling and safe disposal of -

  • electrical items
  • e-cigarettes
  • 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
  • plasterboard
  • clear, brown or green glass bottles and jars
  • garden waste
  • food tins and drink cans
  • aerosols
  • foil
  • scrap metal
  • spectacles
  • cartons
  • 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
  • medical items such as perching stools
  • bed sticks
  • rollators
  • commodes


Residents can donate unwanted items which are in good condition and suitable for reuse at any of our three household waste recycling centres in Hull.

We are also now accepting large domestic appliances (white goods) and fridges and freezers for reuse.  This will be tested and made available for sale at a new reuse electricals shop operated by Dove House Hospice in partnership with us.

Some other materials can also be disposed of at our sites. These are - 

  • household and garden chemicals

You need a permit to bring waste to any of our household waste recycling centre in a van or trailer. You can find out more information 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 -

  • deposit the material into the asbestos container yourself
  • follow the instructions of the site staff at all times 
  • 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)

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 sufficient strength and split when lifted they are not accepted.

Asbestos waste will not be accepted if you bring it in - 

  • carrier bags
  • hessian bags
  • pedal bin liners or similar lightweight black plastic bags
  • wrapped in cling film
  • bubble wrap