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Household Waste Recycling Centres extended opening hours

From Saturday 20 June, the opening hours of Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) will be extended to 7 days a week, from 9am until 6pm. 

Site name

Open Days (9am - 6pm)

Vehicle Limit

Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS

Open 7 days

Maximum 6 vehicles

Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY

Open 7 days

Maximum 8 vehicles

Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR

Open 7 days

Maximum 4 vehicles

Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA 

Open 7 days

Maximum 6 vehicles

Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT

Open 7 days

Maximum 4 vehicles


The extended opening hours will be in place until 30 September, and will mean that as well as all sites being open 7 days a week, they will also open 1 hour earlier from 9am until 6pm.

In order to ensure the safety of staff and the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing measures continue to be in place, limiting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time.  The demand for the sites combined with the vehicle limits has resulted in significant queues. Extending the opening hours allows more people to visit and should reduce queuing times.

Councillor Mark Jones, Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change, said: “I am delighted to announce the extended opening hours across all five Household Waste Recycling Centres.  The extended hours alongside the vehicle limits in place to keep staff and the public safe, means that we can allow more people to use the sites, and safely, dispose of their waste.

“The fact that we have been able to keep our five Household Waste Recycling Centres open across Sheffield throughout the Covid-19 pandemic is a fantastic achievement, and this has been thanks to the continued hard work and commitment from our workforce, and for the patience shown by the vast majority of residents when using the sites during these difficult times.”

Sheffield City Council has produced a virtual tour of a local HWRC, which helps to explain what people can expect when making a visit to their local centre and the measures in place to help people stay safe.

Although the extended opening hours will help to increase the number of residents able to visit the centres, it is not acceptable for vehicles to queue outside as this may cause potential danger for other road users trying to pass.  Drivers will initially be asked to move on by site staff, and failure to do so will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice. The Penalty Charge Notice requires payment of £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.

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:

  • Always listen and be courteous to staff

  • Do not queue outside the sites. This may cause potential danger for other road users trying to pass, and you will be asked to move on or face fines.

  • Only one person should visit a site, and you should only bring waste that you can safely carry as no assistance can be provided by site staff.

  • Sheffield City Council and Veolia will not tolerate any physical or verbal threats to its workforce. All such incidents will be reported to the Police, and the sites may be closed.

Whilst sites are currently open, the safety of the public and staff is paramount, and if large numbers of people visit the centres or fail to follow the guidelines, the Council and Veolia will be forced to close them.

People with significant volumes of DIY waste and garden waste are asked to consider contacting a registered skip hire company.

Residents can arrange for collections to take place from their home for both garden waste and bulky waste.

The situation with Coronavirus is changing frequently, all changes to waste services will be shared on the Council's website