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Household Waste Recycling Centre


As is typical at this time of year, with the improved weather and bank holidays, the Household Waste Recycling Centre has been extremely busy. The centre is open every day until 8pm and residents are advised that the centre tends to be quieter earlier in the morning and later in the evening. We would like to take this opportunity to thank residents for their patience.


A Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is available to residents of Swindon to dispose of household recycling and household waste at:

Waterside Park
Darby Close
Cheney Manor Industrial Estate

Map: Household Waste Recycling Centre (

Opening Times

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:

  • Winter Opening Times: 8.00am to 4.30pm
  • Summer Opening Times: 8.00am to 8.00pm

(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:

  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Cardboard
  • Electrical household products (including fridges and freezers)
  • Personal computers
  • Scrap metal
  • DIY/hardcore
  • Wood
  • 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: 

​Service ​Price
​Car tyres ​£2.60
​Asbestos (per bag) ​£7.50
​Asbestos (per sheet) ​£7.50

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:

  • Monday- Friday: 8.00am-5.00pm.
  • Saturday: 8.00am-12.00noon.

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.

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