On this page: Information about the Household Waste Recycling Centre including opening times, location and details of items accepted at the drive-in facility.
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:
Please note: The change between winter and summer opening hours occurs when the clock changes between British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time (and vice versa).
Large Vehicles Above 1.9 Metres High
From 1 April 2012, 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:
- 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.
Car Tyres and Asbestos
The HWRC does not accept business and commercial waste. 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)
Compost and Woodchip
Locally-made compost and woodchip are available at the site. The prices for these are:
We aim to keep queueing time at the HWRC to a maximum of 30 minutes. The webcam shown at the top of the page gives a real-time indication of the current situation.
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.
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. Please see the webcam page.
By telephone to the StreetSmart Team at the Swindon Direct Contact Centre on 01793 445501. For details of the Contact Centre opening hours, please visit the Swindon Direct
In person, by visiting the Swindon Direct One-stop-shop. For details of the address and opening hours, please visit the Swindon Direct