Alert close - icon Fill 1 Copy 10 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Untitled-1 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Fill 1 Copy 10 menu Group 3 Group 3 Copy 3 Group 3 Copy Page 1 Group 2 Group 2 Skip to content

Household waste recycling centres

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

Usual opening times

Our household waste recycling centres are open 7 days per week from 8.30am to 6pm for waste from your own property.

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

Sorting waste

Please sort your waste before coming to the household waste recycling centres. This will make it quicker for you to dispose of your items.

Watch our video about pre-sorting your items to help cut waste and prevent things going to landfill.


Please be aware that if you pay a third party contractor to remove waste from your home it immediately becomes their commercial waste and it will not be accepted at our recycling centres. It should be disposed of by a private sector waste management company.

You have a duty of care to ensure your waste is disposed lawfully so please make sure you ask to see their waste carriers licence.

To find a registered waste carrier visit the Environment Agency.

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 long (excluding the tow bar) to drop off household waste from their own property.

No horse boxes are allowed to transport waste. 

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:

We also have a map showing recycling centres.

Derby City Council also operates a site on Raynesway Park Drive just off the A5111 Raynesway. Residents are allowed to visit up to 12 times a year and visits must be pre-booked.

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. Avoid busy periods if possible such as weekends from 10am to 4pm. 

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.

Please do not leave any waste outside our recycling centres. This is classed as fly-tipping, which is a criminal offence.


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

Help us to help you


  • drive slowly and carefully adhering to the site signage at all times
  • keep children (under 16) and pets in the vehicle
  • wear gloves to avoid injuries from carrying waste
  • wear sensible shoes to prevent injury
  • use walkways and crossing points provided and take care around kerbs, steps and ramps
  • smoking on site is prohibited, this includes the use of e-cigarettes
  • no taking photographs or video onsite without prior permission
  • ensure waste is not left at the rear of vehicles and is deposited immediately to reduce trip hazards
  • ensure waste is deposited into the correct receptacle
  • don't throw waste into containers, place in gently
  • waste is not permitted to be carried into site on foot, unless a prior appointment to do so has been made

Please treat staff with respect. Aggressive and threatening behaviour is not acceptable and you may be asked to leave. CCTV is in operation at all our sites.

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

Your waste

We want to reuse and recycle as much as possible so please sort your waste before visiting. Please place your recycling in the correct container to reduce items sent for disposal. Ask a recycling advisor if you are not sure where to place items.

Recycling advisors may open bin bags to look for things that can be recycled or reused. If you have any concerns about your waste being treated in this way, please speak to one of the recycling advisors who will carefully deal with any items of a personal nature.

Reusing items is the best way environmentally for dealing with waste before recycling and composting. You could donate them to charity shops or sell them online or at your local market

There are some types of waste that we can't accept in any circumstances. Trade and commercial waste is not accepted, for instance. Find out what you can and can't bring to our sites.

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

Please remove all batteries from electrical items before recycling and place them in the battery bins provided as batteries in electricals have caused fires on site in Derbyshire.

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 £3.50 per bag. 

All Recycling centres are card only except Waterswallows which is cash only.

If you are paying by cash at Waterswallows, please  bring the correct money if possible.

Please don't make a special trip to buy soil improver as we can't guarantee it'll be in stock.