Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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Household Waste Recycling Centre

The camera below shows traffic entering and leaving the Household Waste Recycling Centre via Darby Close. If the queue into the depot reaches the end of Darby Close, the approximate waiting time is 2 hours.

Local Recycling Points

At this time of year the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is traditionally very busy with quite long waiting times (check out the queues at the HWRC on the webcams above). For those wishing to dispose of recyclable materials, the use of our Local Recycling Points may be a quicker and more convenient alternative. Follow the link for details of their locations and the materials that may be disposed of.

The 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 (google.co.uk)

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:

  • Summer Opening Times: 6.00am to 8.00pm (1 April - 30 September)
  • 1 October - 31 October : 8.00am to 8.00pm
  • Winter Opening Times: 8.00am to 4.30pm (1 November - 31 March)

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 

Telephone the StreetSmart Team. Details are available on the Swindon Direct webpage.

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