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Changes to Sheffield's HWRC opening times

Crates of waste at a household waste recycling centre

On Friday 1 October, Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will change to their winter opening hours, but with all sites remaining open 7 days a week throughout October.

All five sites will be open from 9.30am until 3.30pm, and during October all sites will remain open 7 days a week. Opening hours have been extended in October to minimise disruption and allow residents to dispose of their garden waste ahead of the winter weather.

Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, Roads and Waste Management said:

“The extended Winter opening hours will mean that all sites remain open 7 days a week making it easier for residents to dispose of their household waste during October, when they still have a fair amount of garden waste as gardens are tidied ready for winter, and many people are doing those last bits of DIY.

“It’s really important that people refrain from burning garden and other waste at home, because it releases harmful pollution into our air, that particularly affects young people and those with breathing issues such as asthma. Everyone is entitled to clean air and we must all do our bit to support this. Burning waste in residential areas can be a real nuisance, especially with so many people still working from home, unable to hang out their washing or even just open a window to make sure they have that all important ventilation that helps prevent the spread of Covid.

“The extension of 7 days opening across all sites will also support garden waste disposal should we experience further disruptions to the green bin collection service caused by the impact of Covid on the Veolia workforce.

“We ask people using the HWRC sites to be patient during busy periods and to respect our staff at all times.”

Household Waste Recycling Centre hours from 1 to 31 October, all sites, as shown below will be open 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, 7 days a week: 

  • Shirecliffe: Longley Avenue West, S5 8WA
  • Blackstock Road: Gleadless, S14 1FY
  • Beighton Road: Woodhouse, S13 7PS
  • Deepcar: Manchester Road, S36 2DT
  • High Green: Greaves Lane, S35 4GR

Sites accept a wide range of household waste for recycling, including textiles, glass bottles and jars, wood, scrap metal, batteries, garden waste, electrical appliances and even engine and cooking oil. For more information about what these sites can accept visit Veolia Sheffield

Top tips to remember when visiting your local Recycling Centre: 

  • Household Waste Recycling Centres can become very busy over weekends; please be patient if visiting during peak times.
  • Do not queue outside the sites, this is a potential danger for other road users. Drivers found queuing will initially be asked to move on. Failure to do so could result in a £70 fine.
  • Only waste from your own place of residence in Sheffield can be accepted.
  • Residents with significant volumes of DIY waste and garden waste may wish to consider contacting a registered skip hire company.

If you wish to visit any of the Household Waste Recycling Centres in vans, pick-ups or with trailers and have not yet applied for a permit, please use our booking-in procedure to help us manage traffic and waste on site. Contact us on 0114 2734567.

For up-to-date information and service alerts about your recycling and waste collections, you can visit or follow @Recycle4Shef on Twitter.