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Household Recycling Centres


From Monday 6 May our Household Recycling Centre opening days are changing 

A number of changes to opening days are being introduced to the five Household Recycling Centres across Flintshire.

Our new HRC opening days will be as follows:

Mold, Oakenholt and Sandycroft

  • Monday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday Open 9am - 5pm

Greenfield and Buckley

  • Monday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Friday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday Open 9am - 5pm

Opening days changes – FAQs

Why are you closing the sites two days a week?

In light of the budget position that Flintshire has experienced this year, and is expected to face for 2025/26 we have had to put in significant measures which aim to reduce costs and preserve jobs. Various factors have been carefully considered in revising the opening days and hours.  These include site usage patterns, operational efficiency, and the need to deliver HRC services within the agreed reduced available budget.

Will you be making any redundancies?

No, this proposal has been put forward to reduce costs and preserve jobs.

What should I do if the site I usually use is closed when I need it?

There are no restrictions on what site you can use, if your nearest site is closed, please use your next available site. On the occasion when all sites are closed (Wednesday) please store your materials safely at home until the next available day for disposal. Please note that this does not apply to those with a vehicle or trailer permit.

Where are the other HRCs located?

  • 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
  • Oakenholt, Chester Road Oakenholt CH6 5SF

Can I just leave my items at the gate if the site is closed?

No, you will need to take your waste to an alternative site or store it safely at home until you can dispose of it correctly. Any waste left outside of HRC gates will be deemed as fly tipping and can be prosecuted against. In order to monitor this, the HRC sites have CCTV at all entrance points.

I have a vehicle permit for a specific site, can I use another site if my designated site is closed?

No, you will need to store your waste safely at home until you can dispose of your items correctly at the site specified on your vehicle permit.

I can only get to my designated permit site on a Tuesday but it is closed, can I use another one?

No, you will need to store your waste safely at home until you can dispose of your items correctly at the site specified on your vehicle permit. If you can only use your designated site on the day it is closed you can request a permanent change of site to your vehicle or trailer permit if required, please contact streetsceneadmin@flintshire.gov.uk

Will there be any impact on our recycling performance?

We do not anticipate any impact on Flintshire's recycling performance.


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Please remember, proof of residency is required when visiting a Household Recycling Centre.

A driving licence is required or a valid Flintshire Council Tax bill. 

Non UK licences will not be accepted without a valid Flintshire Council tax bill. 

You can request a copy of your Council Tax Bill online www.flintshire.gov.uk/counciltax 

SITE SAFETY MEASURES - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • On entry, you will be required to show proof that you are a resident and live in Flintshire - A recent Council Tax bill less than 12 months old will suffice.
  • You will need to wait at the site entrance until the on-site team allow you in. We will be operating a one-in, one-out system. You MUST remain in your car whilst queuing.
  • Where possible only the driver should make the visit, unaccompanied. Only one person will be permitted to be outside of their vehicle, unless you require a lift with a heavy item, at such time a companion can leave the vehicle for the lift ONLY then return to the vehicle.
  • The sites will be very busy and you should expect to queue to access the site.
  • You are requested to separate your waste before coming to site to speed up your visit.
  • Black bag waste should only contain non-recyclable waste.  We are collecting green waste, food, cans, plastics, paper, card and glass at the kerbside so residents should use these collections for these materials.  We will not accept black bags that contain food and/or recyclables.
  • Please treat our teams, and fellow customers with respect and consideration. Any abuse, or a failure to follow these site safety measures, will not be tolerated.

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

Locations

Opening Times

Mold, Oakenholt and Sandycroft

  • Monday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday Open 9am - 5pm

Greenfield and Buckley

  • Monday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Friday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday Open 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday Open 9am - 5pm

*The sites close at 17:00 but the last vehicle will be admitted at 16:50 to allow time for the vehicle to off load. 

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


Compost

Due to space constraints and high demand, there is a limited supply of compost on our HRC sites. We are replenishing stock levels at the sites regularly; however, there may be occasions when supplies may be low or not available. Availability of compost material will be on a first come first basis.

The following safety controls will continue to be in place at the centres:

  • traffic management and queuing systems with limited numbers of vehicles allowed in at a time.

Why do I have to queue to use the recycling centres?

On site operatives are on hand keeping the flow of traffic moving and will advise you when you can enter and where to go. Please follow their instructions at all times. 

Can I bring bags of clothes for the clothes bank?

Yes, our recycling centres are accepting textiles and clothes.  

Can I bring garden and DIY waste?

Yes garden and DIY waste is being accepted. 

Please separate waste before coming to site to help speed up your journey.

How do I remove bulky waste items such as furniture?

If you have bulky items to dispose of, please either wait until we are able to assist you with these items, or alternatively you can book a bulky waste collection through our Contact Centre 01352 701234.

Conditions

  • 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. 

Reduce waste – 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.