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Bin collections and recycling centres during lockdown

bins being emptied in to bin lorry

Bin collections in Sheffield will continue as normal throughout the six week national lockdown period, announced on Monday, and all five of the city's household waste recycling centres will remain open for disposal of waste.

Bin collections

The black, brown and blue bins will be collected on the scheduled days as planned for each street. 

Residents can check their collection calendar online for further information. To be collected, kerbside bins must be placed out by 7am on collection day with the bin lid closed.

Household waste recycling centres

Usage of household waste recycling centres has been high throughout the pandemic as people have been spending more time at home, and it is expected that this demand will continue throughout this third lockdown.

The sites are open between 10am and 4pm, on the days shown below.

Site name

Open Days

(10am - 4pm)

Closed Days

Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS

Wednesday to Monday


Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY

Thursday to Tuesday


Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR

Friday to Tuesday

Wednesday and Thursday

Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA 

Open 7 days


Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT

Thursday to Monday

Tuesday and Wednesday

Recycling centres do get busy due to the social distancing restrictions in place to protect the safety of residents and our workforce. The sites can only remain open if residents fully co-operate and use the sites safely and responsibly. It is critical that the following instructions are adhered to:

  1. Always listen and be courteous to our staff
  2. Do not queue outside the sites as this may cause potential danger for other road users trying to pass.  Drivers will initially be asked to move on by the site staff, and failure to do so will result in a £70 Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
  3. Sheffield City Council and Veolia will not tolerate any physical or verbal threats to its workforce, and all such incidents will be reported to the Police, and the sites may be closed.

We share queuing times for the sites throughout the day and advise residents to check the current queuing times before travelling to a site, on our Twitter page

Household showing symptoms of Covid-19

Households showing symptoms of the coronavirus and are self-isolating should continue to use the black bin collection service as normal, with the following important exceptions:

  • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • Place each bag into another bag, tie them securely and keep separate from other waste.
  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your black bin for collection.
  • Do not take this waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.