Household Recycling Centres


We are pleased to announce that from the 23rd November vans and trailers (with a valid permit, where applicable) will be allowed access to the Household Recycling centres to dispose of domestic waste.

The collection of free soil conditioner will also commence from the same date.

The Household Recycling Centres are open for residents of Flintshire ONLY to dispose of household recycling and waste. Before visiting a site we would ask you to please think carefully about your trip and whether you need to make it.

For the safety of the public and our employees special site safety measures to control the centres have been introduced.  Scroll down for more information.

You will be required to show proof that you are a Flintshire resident - a recent utility or Council Tax bill less than 12 months old. 

SITE SAFETY MEASURES - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Restrictions are currently in place at HRCs to help keep everyone safe.  These restrictions will remain in place until such time as Government advice and guidance changes. 

  • You must not visit the Household Recycling Centre if you or anyone you are living with has symptoms of COVID-19 or where you have been asked to self-isolate by a contact tracer. Stay at home and self-isolate.  Anyone displaying symptoms should book a test immediately even if symptoms are mild.  Do not leave your house until you receive the results of your test.  If your test is positive you must continue to self-isolate for the number of days specified in government regulations
  • On entry, you will be required to show proof that you are a resident and live in Flintshire - A recent utility or 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.
  • Social distancing measures must be followed at all times by both employees and visitors. All site users must keep a 2 metre distance from others at all times.
  • 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.
  • Due to the two metre self-distancing regulations no assistance can be given to offload materials. Measures are being put in place to support those bringing heavy items to the site who require lifting assistance. Further communication will be released on this soon.
  • 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 thank you for your continued support and patience. 

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

Locations

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

 

Opening Times

09:00hrs until 17:00hrs* daily. 

*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.

We are pleased to announce that all five Household Recycling Centres across Flintshire will reopen to the public on Monday 9th November.  Opening hours will be from 9am until 5pm, seven days a week.

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

We are pleased to announce that all five Household Recycling Centres across Flintshire will reopen to the public on Monday 9th November.  Opening hours will be from 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 pm, seven days a week

Although sites have only been closed for two weeks, it is possible that demand at our centres will be high in the first few weeks of opening.

No high sided vans or trailers will be allowed entry, even with a valid permit (smaller car-derived vans/4x4s will be able to enter).

Frequently Asked Questions

A person in my house has symptoms of COVID-10, can I still go to my local Recycling Centre? 

You must not visit the Household Recycling Centre if you or anyone you are living with has symptoms of COVID-19 or where you have been asked to self-isolate by a contact tracer. Stay at home and self-isolate.  Anyone displaying symptoms should book a test immediately even if symptoms are mild.  Do not leave your house until you receive the results of your test.  If your test is positive you must continue to self-isolate for the number of days specified in government regulations

Households that are self-isolating should follow Government advice.  Tissues and disposable cleaning cloths should be double-bagged, tied securely and stored away from other waste for 72 hours.  After 72 hours the bags can be placed in your general waste (black) bin at home for collection on your next scheduled collection day.  When collected this waste will go for incineration. Please do not take this waste to recycling centres. 


How long will the restrictions be in place for?

The restrictions in place at our Household Recycling Centres are there to help keep everyone safe and will be in place until such time as Government advice and guidance changes.


Why are you limiting the number of vehicles onto the recycling centre?

We are limiting the number of vehicles on to our sites to comply with Government social distancing guidelines.
All users and employees need to keep a safe distance of two metres apart at all times. 

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

To comply with social distancing requirements it is necessary to restrict the number of service users on site to a level where the two-metre social distancing can be maintained.

Once the maximum number of vehicles are admitted onto site a one in one out system is in operation. 
Please be patient and remain in your car if you do have to queue. 

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.  

All our sites have demarcation zones around parking bays to ensure that the 2-metre social distancing guidelines are maintained.

If employees cannot provide assistance, how will I manage to get bulky waste items out of my vehicle?

I need someone to help unload my vehicle. What do I do?

To comply with social distancing regulations, employees are unable to assist visitors with their waste.   

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.

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.

When arranging a collection you will need to comply with  following procedures:

  • Do not request a collection if you or anyone you are living with has symptoms of COVID-19 or where you have been asked to self-isolate by a contact tracer.  Stay at home and self-isolate.  Anyone displaying symptoms should book a test immediately even if symptoms are mild.  Do not leave your house until you receive the results of your test.  If your test is positive you must continue to self-isolate for the number of days specified in government regulations
  • The items must be placed outside the property but within your boundary (e.g. front garden/drive) from the time your collection has been agreed.
  • We cannot enter your home to assist with preparation or removal of items.
  • The collection point for properties with difficult access e.g. flats, will be discussed prior to a booking being made.We may refuse to collect any items that could impact the safety or health of our collection staff.
  • We aim to collect your items within six working days, however this may take longer due to current restrictions.

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. 

To comply with social distancing regulations, employees are unable to assist you with your waste.  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.

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

Am I allowed to take white goods to the recycling centre at this time? 

How do I remove bulky waste items such as furniture?

To comply with social distancing regulations, employees are unable to assist you with your waste.  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.

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.

When arranging a collection you will need to comply with  following procedures:

  • Do not request a collection if you or anyone you are living with has symptoms of COVID-19 or where you have been asked to self-isolate by a contact tracer.  Stay at home and self-isolate.  Anyone displaying symptoms should book a test immediately even if symptoms are mild.  Do not leave your house until you receive the results of your test.  If your test is positive you must continue to self-isolate for the number of days specified in government regulations
  • The items must be placed outside the property but within your boundary (e.g. front garden/drive) from the time your collection has been agreed.
  • We cannot enter your home to assist with preparation or removal of items.
  • The collection point for properties with difficult access e.g. flats, will be discussed prior to a booking being made.We may refuse to collect any items that could impact the safety or health of our collection staff.
  • We aim to collect your items within six working days, however this may take longer due to current restrictions.

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.