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Chester recycling centre

Open today

From 8:00am - 4:00pm

This site will close promptly at 4pm. The gates may be closed before the closing times to allow those on the site to dispose of their waste.

Winter opening hours, October to March

  • Monday - Sunday  8am - 4pm

We are currently experiencing a large amount of visitors, therefore we would recommend you only visit the site if your journey is essential. When visiting you will be required to provide proof of residency and you should also follow our code of conduct.


 Items accepted

Asbestos   

Not accepted

Cans  

Yes

Car batteries   

Yes

Cardboard   

Yes

Chemicals   

Yes

Chipboard and wood   

Yes

Commercial waste   

Not accepted

Cooking and engine oil   

Yes

Electricals

Yes

Fluorescent tubes

Yes

Fridges and freezers

 Yes

Garden waste   

Yes 

Gas bottles or cylinders

Not accepted

Glass bottles

Yes

Household and bulky waste

Yes

Household batteries

Yes

Items for re-use

Yes

Metal

Yes

Paint and paint tins

Yes

Paper  

Yes

PC monitors

Yes

Plastic bottles

Yes

Rubble and soil   

Yes

Textiles

Yes

Trade waste

Not accepted

TVs   

Yes

Tyres

Not accepted

 

It is important to recycle batteries correctly as they can become harmful if they are damaged. More information about why it is important can be found on our recycling batteries page.

Safety and restrictions

  • we do not accept asbestos, gas cylinders/bottles or tyres
  • trailers over 3.5m in length are not permitted
  • vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above 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.

Reuse shops

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.

Location

Bumpers Lane, Off Sealand Road, Chester, CH1 6QE

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