Northwich recycling centre

    Open today

    From: 9am - 5pm

    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, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
    • Wednesday - Thursday: Closed

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

    It may be quicker to visit the Winsford Recycling Centre, this site is larger and can accommodate more cars at a time. You can also arrange for bulky items to be collected for a small charge.

    Items accepted
    Car batteries*
    Chipboard and wood
    Commercial waste
    Cooking and engine oil
    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
    Paint and paint tins
    PC monitors
    Plastic bottles
    Rubble and soil
    Trade waste

    *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 2.5m 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.

    Reuse shops

    To maximise reuse, we now have a shop at Northwich. Items for sale include bric-a brac and some furniture. This will increase the amount of waste reused which is preferable to both recycling and waste disposal.

    We currently do not accept or sell small electrical items, car seats and helmets as these require safety testing and there is no facility for this on site.

    We only take cash payments for reuse items at this site.


    Marbury Lane, Off Leicester Street, Northwich, CW9 5LN