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Household waste recycling centres

Find out the locations, opening times and general information about all our household waste recycling centres.

Our household waste recycling centres are open 7 days per week.

Find out what you can and can't bring to our sites.

Derby City Council also operates a site on Raynesway Park Drive just off the A5111 Raynesway for Derby residents. Different restrictions are in place at this site and some types of vehicle may need a permit.

Vans and trailers

Drivers can visit with vans weighing up to 3.5 tonnes when loaded and trailers with a load area up to 2 metres length (excluding the tow bar) to drop off household waste from their own property.

It's also a good idea to sort your recycling before you travel to save time when you arrive.


Our 9 sites are located in:

Derby City Council also operates a site on Raynesway Park Drive just off the A5111 Raynesway. Different restrictions are in place at this site and some types of vehicle may need a permit.

Opening times

All our centres open from 8:30am to 6pm daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day). Please do not turn up early to queue.

During the day some of our recycling centres may have to temporarily close to compact the skips with machinery or other unavoidable operational reasons. We'll keep closures to a minimum.

Help us to help you stay safe


  • drive slowly and carefully
  • keep children (under 16) and pets in the car
  • wear gloves to avoid injuries from carrying waste
  • wear sensible shoes to prevent injury
  • take care around kerbs and steps
  • no smoking on site

All our waste recycling sites have a mobile defibrillator. In an emergency please ask a site attendant for assistance.

Customer care


  • sort your waste into different types before you arrive
  • avoid busy periods if possible such as weekends and from 10am to 4pm

Please do not leave any waste outside our recycling centres. This is classed as fly-tipping and you could be fined up to £50,000 or 12 months in jail.

If you require further information about access for disabled people email:

Your waste

All waste delivered to our centres is separated and sorted. This makes sure that as much waste as possible goes for reuse or recycling.

Reusing items is the best way environmentally for dealing with waste before recycling and composting. Items for reuse may go for resale through a variety of outlets including charities and other markets.

If waste can't be reused, recycled or composted, it goes for disposal.

If you have any concerns about your waste being treated in this way, please speak to one of the site attendants who will carefully deal with any items of a personal nature.

There are some types of waste that we cannot accept in any circumstances. Trade waste is not accepted.

Please make sure that all personal data is removed from electrical items such as PCs, laptops, smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets and sat navs.

What else can you do

Please use your kerbside collection run by your local district or borough council as you normally would.

See our tips to help you minimise your waste.

If your items still have some life left in them, you could try selling them online or compost garden waste at home.

Soil improver

You can buy 50 litre bags of garden soil improver at all our recycling centres for £3 per bag. Please bring the correct money if possible to limit cash handling.

Please don't make a special trip to purchase soil improver as we can't currently guarantee stock being available.