Swindon Road recycling centre

The recycling centre in Swindon Road houses facilities for the disposal of household waste.  Vans, whether or not privately owned, are not permitted.  Small household trailers are accepted but must not be detached from the vehicle, so the items will need to be liftable.  Staff on site are happy to assist with unloading where required.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 7.30pm (summer time*) and 7.30am to 6.30pm (winter time*)
  • Saturdays - 7.30am to 4.00pm
  • Sundays - 9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Bank holidays - Usually 9.00am to 1.00pm, but please check our bank holiday waste page as times may vary

*Summer time is March to October, when clocks are set to British Summer Time (BST); winter time is October to March, when clocks are set to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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    You can contact the recycling centre on 01242 262626. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (9.30am to 5pm on Wednesday only).

    What can I recycle at Swindon Road?

     Yes please
     No thanks
    Mixed plastics

    All types of plastic bottles: milk/squash/drinks bottles; cleaning/bleach/detergent bottles; toiletry bottles.
    Yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs, ready-meal trays and plastic fruit punnets.
    Please rinse out bottles and containers and squash.

    Black-coloured plastic, plastic bags or cling film (or any other kind of film), polystyrene
    Hard plastics

    Plastic garden furniture, plastic storage crates and boxes, plastics buckets and pipes, plastic sheeting that you see on sheds and greenhouses, plastic paint pots and buckets

    Items with electronics, batteries or glass

    Items containing metal, such as children's toys

    Mixed glass bottles and jars
    Clean glass jars, glass bottles (all colours)
    Window panes, glass milk bottles
    Mixed textiles, clothing and shoes
    Please place clothes and shoes in separate containers

    Cartons such as those for fruit juice and long life milk. Please rise out and flatten

    Video tapes, DVD's and other disks

    Wood and timber

    Please remove large pieces of iron mongery, for example latches, hinges and bolts
    Large appliances
    Ovens, washing machines

    Fluorescent tubes

    Fridges and freezers

    Household batteries, car batteries

    Low energy bulbs

    Small electrical items
    Such as television sets, microwaves, video/DVD recorders, radios

    Food tins and drink cans
    Food tins, drink cans, pet food cans, empty aerosol cans, aluminium food trays and foil. Please rinse out and squash
    Dirty cans/food trays, pet food pouches, crisp packets, paint tins
    Aluminium foil
    Aluminium food trays and foil. Please make sure they are clean.
    Dirty food trays/foil
    Scrap metal

    Newspapers, magazines (please remove plastic film if present), shredded paper, junk mail, telephone directories, white office paper, envelopes (please remove plastic windows)
    Wet or dirty paper, wallpaper, wrapping paper or gift wrap, hardback books
    Used engine oil

    Books, telephone directories and catalogues
    Paperback books, telephone directories and catalogues (please remove plastic film if present)
    Hardback books or catalogues
    Cardboard Please flatten boxes

    Items that cannot be accepted at the recycling centre:

    • DIY and builders' rubble, including asbestos
    • mattresses
    • tyres
    • paint
    • gas bottles
    • car parts
    • hazardous waste including asbestos
    • clinical waste
    • animal waste
    • trade waste
    • commercial waste

    Other household recycling centres

    If you have a large load, you may find it easier to use the county council civic amenity site. The site is better equipped and has more capacity to receive large loads of household waste. The site also accepts types of waste not permitted at Swindon Road such as DIY rubble.