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Household Waste Recycling Centre

Due to a technical fault, the Household Waste and Recycling Centre webcam is currently unavailable.

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 (1 November - 31 March)
  • Summer Opening Times: 8.00am to 8.00pm (1 April - 31 October)

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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