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Lichfield Recycling Centre

Open today 9am - 5pm
Witley Drive
Trent Valley Road
WS13 6EU

Tel: 0300 111 8000
Email: recycling@staffordshire.gov.uk
Winter Opening Times (31/10/2021 until 26/03/2022)MondayClosedTuesdayClosedWednesday9am - 5pmThursday9am - 5pmFriday9am - 5pmSaturday9am - 5pmSunday9am - 5pm
Bank Holidays

Temporary restrictions - Coronavirus

Restrictions are still currently in place whilst visiting the recycling centres. Please see our overview page for current information and guidelines.

Waiting times

We are currently experiencing longer than normal waiting times. This can have a significant impact on the local road and you will be moved if the queue outside the recycling centre reaches Trent Valley Road.

If possible please arrange to visit during the quieter times which last month was the last hour of opening. The busiest times are the afternoons at the weekend and should be avoided if you can.

If convenient, please consider using Lower House Farm. Lower House Farm is operated by Warwickshire County Council and you must book a time slot before visiting.

Busy times


Day of the week9am - 10am10am - 11am11am - 12pm12pm - 1pm1pm - 2pm2pm - 3pm3pm - 4pm4pm - 5pm5pm - 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 Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Minimal queues
Thursday Expect queues Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Minimal queues
Friday Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Minimal queues
Saturday Minimal queues Expect delays Expect delays Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Minimal queues Closed
Sunday Minimal queues Expect delays Significant delays Significant delays Significant delays Expect delays Expect delays Minimal queues Closed


  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.


Not accepted at this recycling centre.


Including alkaline and lithium batteries.

Books and magazines



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

Car batteries

Restrictions apply.



Car parts

Not accepted at any recycling centre.



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 flouresecent bulbs.



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








Non-recyclable household waste



Restrictions apply.



Petrol and diesel

These cannot be taken to any recycling centre.


Not accepted at this recycling centre.

Plastic bags

Including plastic film and polythene.

Plastic bottles



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.


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


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.

Trade waste

Larger amounts of waste may be considered as trade waste and can be disposed of through the small traders waste disposal scheme, charges will apply.

Domestic garden waste is accepted, however traders with garden waste will need to dispose of this through the chargeable small traders waste disposal scheme.

Commercial or hired vehicles

Anyone bringing household waste to one of the centres in a commercial type vehicle, including hired vehicles, should be prepared to have the load inspected to make sure that it is permitted household waste and not commercial/industrial waste.

Van use is permitted at the centre but a size limit of 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight is in place due to the safety of other site users.


Small trailers are permitted but should be single axle and approximately 6 foot x 4 foot in size.

Entrance barrier restrictions

The entrance barriers are 6 foot 6 inches (2 metres) high.

Vehicles may be stopped to check that household waste is being carried. If you have a specially adapted vehicle and are displaying a disabled badge, the site attendants will lift the barrier.

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.


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