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Household Waste Recycling Centres new opening hours

Waste containers at a household waste recycling centre
Beighton Road recycling centre

From Thursday 1 October until 31 October, the opening hours of Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres will change to 9am until 5pm.  All sites will remain open 7 days a week. 

Site name

Open Days (9am - 5pm)

Beighton Road, Woodhouse, S13 7PS

Open 7 days

Blackstock Road, Gleadless, S14 1FY

Open 7 days

Greaves Lane, High Green, S35 4GR

Open 7 days

Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, S5 8WA 

Open 7 days

Manchester Road, Deepcar, S36 2DT

Open 7 days

All five sites would normally change to their Winter opening hours of 10am until 4pm on 1 October, but have been extended to allow for more visits. The new hours will mean that all sites will be open for an extra two hours each day, as well being open 7 days a week.

The usage of the sites will continue to be closely monitored and the opening hours and opening days may be subject to change from 1 November.  

Councillor Mark Jones, Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change, said: “We have taken the decision to temporarily extend the opening hours during October, to make it easier for residents to access the sites.  The extended hours alongside the social distancing measures put in place to protect the public and our workforce means that we are ensuring that as many people as possible are able to use the sites, safely, to dispose of their waste.”  

Although the extended opening hours will help to increase the number of residents able to visit the sites, residents are reminded that it is not acceptable for vehicles to 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 could result with a Penalty Charge Notice being issued. 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 our staff
  • Do not queue outside the sites as 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, and 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 sites or fail to follow the guidelines, they will be forced to close.

We would encourage residents with significant volumes of DIY waste and garden waste 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.

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