Ellesmere Port recycling centre

    The gates may be closed before the closing times to allow those on the site to dispose of their waste.

    Summer opening hours, April to September

    • Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 6pm

    When visiting this site you will be required to provide proof of residency and you should also follow our code of conduct.

    Items accepted
    Asbestos
    Cans
    Car batteries*
    Cardboard
    Chemicals
    Chipboard and wood
    Commercial waste
    Cooking and engine oil
    Electricals
    Fluorescent tubes
    Fridges and freezers
    Garden waste
    Gas bottles and cylinders
    Glass bottles
    Hard plastic (e.g. children's toys, garden furniture)
    Household and bulky waste
    Household batteries*
    Items for re-use
    Metal
    Paint and paint tins
    Paper
    PC monitors
    Plastic bottles
    Rubble and soil
    Textiles
    Trade waste
    TVs
    Tyres

    *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 above 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight are not permitted to use in our recycling centres
    • 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 Ellesmere Port. Items for sale include bric-a brac 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.

    Location

    Garth Road, Off Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4LB