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Biddulph Recycling Centre

Biddulph Recycling Centre does not accept trade waste.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this site cannot currently accept gas bottles.
We closed today at 6pm
Open tomorrow 9am - 5pm
Bemersley Road
Biddulph
ST8 7QT


Contact the Recycling Team
Summer Opening Times (31/03/2024 until 26/10/2024)MondayClosedTuesdayClosedWednesday9am - 6pmThursday9am - 6pmFriday9am - 6pmSaturday9am - 5pmSunday9am - 5pm
Bank Holidays

Busy times

 

Day of the week 9am - 10am 10am - 11am 11am - 12pm 12pm - 1pm 1pm - 2pm 2pm - 3pm 3pm - 4pm 4pm - 5pm 5pm - 6pm
Monday Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Wednesday Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Minimal queues
Thursday Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Minimal queues
Friday Minimal queues Minimal queues Minimal queues Minimal queues Minimal delays Minimal delays Expect delays Minimal queues Minimal queues
Saturday Minimal queues Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Closed
Sunday Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Closed

Key

ColourDelayExplanation
  Minimal queues The recycling centre is usually quiet around this time.
  Expect delays The recycling centre may be quite busy around this time, expect a few delays
  Significant delays The recycling centre is very busy. Expect delays.

Materials accepted

Please note: Charges have been introduced for the disposal of certain non-household waste items. Further information can be found on the disposal charges webpage.

  

Animal bedding

Restrictions apply.
  

Asbestos

Not accepted at this recycling centre.
  

Batteries

Including alkaline and lithium batteries.
  

Books and magazines

  

Cans

Including tins, bottle tops, tin foil, aerosols, and aluminium.
  

Car batteries

Restrictions apply.
  

Cardboard

  

Car parts

Not accepted at any recycling centre.
  

Carpets

  

Coffee cups and waxed cartons

Including tetrapaks.
  

Cooking oil

  

Dead animals

These cannot be taken to any recycling centre.
  

Electricals and electronic equipment

Including fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers, TVs, monitors, game consoles, mobile phones, laptops, and computers.
  

Engine oil

Restrictions apply.
  

Fire extinguisher

Restrictions apply.
  

Fitted items such as doors, window frames and cupboards

Restrictions apply.
  

Fluorescent tubes

Includes low energy bulbs and compact flourescent bulbs.
  

Furniture

  

Garden waste

  

Gas bottles

Restrictions apply.
  

Glass bottles and jars

  

Household and garden chemicals

Restrictions apply. Also known as hazardous waste or chemical waste.
  

Ink cartridges and toner

  

Loft Insulation

  

Mattresses

  

Nappies

  

Newspapers

  

Non-recyclable household waste

  

Paint

Restrictions apply.
  

Paper

  

Petrol and diesel

These cannot be taken to any recycling centre.
  

Plasterboard

Charges apply.
  

Plastic bags

Including plastic film and polythene.
  

Plastic bottles

  

PVC

Restrictions apply. Also known as uPVC.
  

Rigid plastics

Including plant pots. Also known as hard plastics.
  

Scrap metal

  

Soil and hardcore

Charges apply. Includes concrete, tarmac, masonry, rubble, bricks, gravel, sand, stone, tiles, glass, and windows.
  

Textiles

Including clothes, sheets, towels, duvets, paired shoes and linen.
  

Tyres

Charges apply. Includes car, bike (no charge) and motorcycle tyres.
  

Wood and timber

Including chipboard, garden shed and fence panels.

If you wish to dispose of an item not on the list please contact us to see if it can be accepted.

Using the recycling centre

Please take care when using the recycling centre, keeping children and pets in the vehicle at all times and using pedestrian routes where possible. Consider wearing protective gloves and sturdy footwear to prevent cuts.

If you need help unloading your vehicle, please alert a member of staff. Please note that due to health and safety, site staff are not obliged to assist in lifting heavy bags of waste or items. Consider using small bags for heavy items and breaking up large heavy items before visiting the site.

For residents that don’t drive or have a vehicle, please contact us for advice.  

Vans & trailers

From September  4 2023, Staffordshire residents who use a van or trailer when disposing of household waste, will require a permit to visit any of Staffordshire’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

A detailed list of vehicles requiring a permit to visit any HWRC can be found on the van permit page.

The permit will allow you 12 visits per year in your van or with a trailer over 1.5 metres.

You will not need a permit for a car, visits in a car are unlimited.

You will need to apply for a permit online. Once you get to the site you will need to present your permit to the staff on site.

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