Household waste recycling centres

Find out about household waste recycling centres and the waste accepted at our centres.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Our HWRC are open, and we are operating as normal, in line with any government guidelines. Please continue to respect and protect North Yorkshire.

  • There are no social distancing requirements in place, but please respect those around you and give them space
  • If you need assistance, please ask a member of staff.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of people getting out of a vehicle (apart from children or pets).
  • Trailers are allowed at all sites (apart from Wombleton HWRC).
  • The normal rules will apply for non-commercial chargeable waste and payments will only be accepted using cards, contactless where possible.
  • At Harrogate Household Waste Recycling Centre only, we are not able to accept hardcore and rubble, plasterboard, tyres or asbestos.  
  • Commercial waste is accepted at all sites except Harrogate Stonefall.
  • Wash your hands before and after attending a HWRC

Waste you can deliver at our sites

Item Taken at HWRC Cost
Cookers Yes Free
Dishwashers Yes Free
Electrical equipment Yes Free
Fridge and freezers Yes Free
Irons Yes Free
Kettles Yes Free
Lawn mowers Yes Free
Light bulbs Yes Free
Microwaves Yes Free
Mobile phones Yes Free
Toasters Yes Free
Tumble dryers Yes Free
TVs and monitors Yes Free
Vacuum cleaners Yes Free
Vapes and E-Cigarettes Yes Free
Washing machines Yes Free
Item Taken at HWRC Cost
Asbestos See details Free
Ash Yes Free
Baths Yes See details
Bricks Yes Chargeable
Carpet or rugs Yes Free
Christmas trees Yes Free
Crockery and cutlery Yes Free
DIY products Yes Free
Doors Yes See details
Furniture Yes Free
Garden waste Yes See details
Hardcore and rubble Yes Chargeable
Lino, vinyl flooring Yes Free
Loft insulation Yes Free
Mirrors Yes Free
Paint, thinners and wood preservatives  Yes Free
Plasterboard Yes Chargeable
Radiators Yes Free
Sinks Yes See details
Soil Yes See details
Stones Yes Chargeable
Tiles Yes Chargeable
Timber and wood Yes Free
Toilets and bidets Yes See details
Weeds Yes See details
Windows Yes See details
Item Taken at HWRC Cost
Books Yes Free
Cardboard Yes Free
Envelopes Yes Free
Greetings cards Yes Free
Junk mail Yes Free
Newspaper and magazines Yes Free
Paper Yes Free
Wallpaper Yes Free
Wrapping paper Yes Free
Item Taken at HWRC Cost
Aerosols Yes Free
Bicycles Yes Free
Cans Yes Free
Carrier bags Yes Free
Cartons Yes Free
Cooking oil Yes See details
Foil Yes Free
Food waste Yes Free
Glass bottles and jars Yes Free
Mattresses Yes Free
Nappies Yes Free
Plastic Yes Free
Polystyrene Yes Free
Record, CD and tapes Yes Free
Rubbish Yes See details
Textiles and clothing Yes Free
Toys Yes Free
Item Taken at HWRC Cost
Car chemicals Yes Free
Clinical waste No n/a
DIY products Yes Free
Engine oil Yes Free
Fire extinguishers Yes Free
Fireworks Yes Free
Garden chemicals Yes Free
Gas bottles and cylinders Yes Free
Household chemicals Yes Free
Household cleaning products Yes Free
Needles No n/a
Paint, thinners and wood preservatives  Yes Free
Item Taken at HWRC Cost
Animals (dead) No n/a
Batteries Yes Free
Car parts Yes See details
Commercial waste See details See details
Gym weights Yes Free
Medical equipment Yes Free
Musical instruments Yes Free
Prams and pushchairs Yes Free
Printer cartridges and toners Yes Free
Scrap metal Yes Free
Tools and knives Yes Free
Tyres Yes Chargeable