A Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is available to residents of Swindon to dispose of household recycling and household waste at:
Cheney Manor Industrial Estate
Map: Household Waste Recycling Centre (google.co.uk)
The HWRC is open every day except:
Christmas Day (closed all day)
Boxing Day (closed all day)
New Year's Day (closed all day).
On all other days the HWRC is open:
(The change between winter and summer opening hours occurs when the clock changes between British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time and vice versa).
HWRC accepts the following items:
- Electrical household products (including fridges and freezers)
- Personal computers
- Scrap metal
- Garden waste
- Plastic bottles
- Batteries (including car batteries)
- General household waste
Hazardous waste (excluding asbestos) must be handed to a member of staff to ensure correct disposal.
Certain wastes are considered industrial but are produced by households. For these wastes, a charge is made.
These charges are:
|Asbestos (per bag)
|Asbestos (per sheet)
Request a Service or Report a Problem
You can do this in a number of ways:
- You can use the HRWC webcam to assess queuing times for yourself.
- Telephone the StreetSmart Team at the Swindon Direct Contact Centre. Details are avialable on the Swindon Direct webpage.
Large Vehicles Above 1.9 Metres High
Any householder using a vehicle over 1.9m in height will be asked to tip in a separate area and will require a permit. This permit will allow 12 visits to the site each year and must be presented each time the site is visited in a large vehicle. You can obtain a permit on your first visit after the 1st April. Just bring your Council Tax invoice (sent out in March), this will prove entitlement and a permit will be issued.
Vehicles above 1.9 Metres are permitted to tip at the following times:
Other Recycling Sites
The Household Waste Recycling Centre is the biggest recycling site in Swindon. But there are other local sites where you can recycle various items - please see Recycling - Local Sites.