Chester recycling centre
From 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summer opening hours, April to September
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am - 6pm
Winter opening hours, October to March
Monday - Sunday 8am - 4pm
Closed: Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day. On other bank holidays we are open as normal
Please note: Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing as sites will shut down promptly at the designated times. Sites may sometimes close earlier than advertised for safety reasons if it is dark or in bad weather.
Safety and restrictions
We do not accept asbestos, gas cylinders, tyres.
Trailers over 3.5m in length are not permitted.
Vehicles above 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight are not permitted.
Sites may close earlier if dark.
You cannot take waste onto the site by foot.
Do you need a permit?
You no longer need a permit for this centre. We now monitor visits using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), mystery shoppers and body camera technology.
If you are a charity, please view our information on Charity Permits.
To maximise reuse, we now have a shop at Chester. It is situated at the Trade Waste Recycling and Disposal Centre next to the recycling centre. Items for sale include bric-a brac, small electrical items and some furniture, all of which are safety tested. This will increase the amount of waste reused, which is preferable to both recycling and waste disposal.
- Core opening times: Monday-Friday - 8am - 4pm, Saturday - 8am - 12pm
- Closed: Sundays, Christmas day, Boxing day, and New Year's day. On other bank holidays we are open as normal.
What we expect from you and our code of conduct
We aim to provide the highest standard of customer service to our residents. Please view our code of conduct (PDF, 164KB) for further information.
Bumpers Lane, Off Sealand Road, Chester, CH1 6QE