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Household Recycling Centres

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

The UK and Welsh Governments last night announced strict new measures for essential travel, social distancing and public behaviour.

Council services and facilities which would only encourage the public to make non-essential journeys if they were to remain open will be closed with immediate effect.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres are one such service. All centres are closed until further notice.

Travelling to these sites to dispose of waste is not a valid reason to leave your homes and travel.

Employees at these sites will be redeployed to support other key waste collection services at this time.

Residents are advised to store any bulky waste, DIY waste, electrical items and garden waste at home within the boundary of their own property for the foreseeable future.  Do not put this waste out for collection on your usual kerbside bin day as we will not collect it. 

If you discover hazardous waste at your property during a DIY or building project, such as asbestos, please contact the Council immediately for advice.

The Council will comply instantly with all such national directions. More directions might follow. Not to do so would contravene Government guidance. Any services or facilities affected by such announcements will be closed or withdrawn immediately.

All essential Council services are running as normal unless they are listed as being closed or restricted on the Flintshire County Council website;

https://www.flintshire.gov.uk  However, the situation is changing quickly.

We appeal for your cooperation and patience.



Reduce landfill – donate it!

Local charity Refurbs Flintshire  (01352 734111) can collect re-usable furniture and electrical items from your doorstep free of charge.  Alternatively, advertise them on your local Freecycle / Freegle website.

We provide a network of 5 Household Recycling Centres for residents to recycle waste from their home.    


Opening times

Buckley, Greenfield, Mold, Sandycroft & Rockliffe recycling centres are open 7 days a week and only close on Christmas Day. 

**Last admission is 10 minutes before closing time**

  • Year round 9am - 5pm
    Large commercial type vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes (including horseboxes) aren’t permitted on site. 


  • Buckley - Globe Way, Buckley CH7 3LY
  • Greenfield - Greenfield Business Park No2, Greenfield CH8 7GJ
  • Mold - Nercwys Road, Nercwys, Mold CH7 4ED
  • Sandycroft - Prince William Avenue, Deeside, CH5 2QZ
  • Rockliffe - Chester Road Oakenholt CH6 5SF (From 8 October 2018)

Type of waste accepted

List of Waste accepted at Household Recycling Centres 

The waste must be from a domestic property.  We will not take commercial or business waste.
Calor and Butane to be taken to the nearest dealer.

When a permit is required

Cars and single axle trailers don’t need a permit. Vans, twin axle trailers and other large vehicles do.  The permit is free.

Vehicle permits – find out more or apply


The staff on site can provide you with assistance to help you remove waste from your vehicle and place it in the skips.


  • Do not leave waste outside the recycling centres or bring banks.  You can be prosecuted for fly tipping.
  • You must be a resident in Flintshire to use Flintshire’s Household Recycling Centres. Likewise, neighbouring authorities will not accept waste from Flintshire residents.
  • Trade waste is not accepted.

Local recycling banks

Drop it while you shop! There are 23 local bring banks near shops (or pubs) where you can recycle TetraPak, small electricals, textiles / shoes etc. Find your nearest bring bank