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Household recycling centres (Council tips) | Household recycling centres (Council tips) | Birmingham City Council

Household recycling centres (Council tips)

An online booking system has been introduced to access Birmingham’s network of Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) in recognition of the fact COVID-19 social distancing measures are set to remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Only city residents with a booking, linked to the registration plate of their vehicle, will be permitted access to the HRCs. There are no exceptions.

Residents who wish to bring a large trailer (larger than 6 foot by 4 foot) or a van will need to book a slot by calling the Van Booking Centre on 0203 567 3915 Monday - Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Small trailers (6 foot by 4 foot and smaller) can now be booked using the online booking system.

Birmingham residents will be required to present one form of ID e.g. council tax, utility bill, driving licence, to prove residency when visiting the HRCs after booking a slot.

From 1 April, opening hours at all sites will change to their summer hours as follows:

The following HRCs will be open to the public:

Book an appointment

The booking will be linked to your vehicle registration number.

You can book available slots from a minimum of two hours in advance, up to a maximum of three days in advance.

If the booking has been made correctly an email notification will be sent to the email provided in the booking system.

Residents are reminded to check junk/spam folders for email confirmations too.

You can make more than one booking per week, but multiple bookings cannot be made at the same time.

Social distancing will be maintained on sites at all times, which means the sites may operate in a different way to normal. Therefore, the staff on site will not be able to assist the public with their waste disposal to ensure social distancing rules are upheld.

If you have booked at slot and you are no longer able to visit the HRC, please cancel your booking as soon as possible as it could help someone else to book a slot.

Before you visit one of our household recycling centres, consider donating to a reuse charity

If you have furniture that is clean, in a reasonable and reusable condition it may be suitable to donate.

  • The ReUsers shop adjacent to the recycling centre at Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield provides a place to donate your unwanted items that are too good to throw away.
  • CT Furniture is a charity that will collect items free of charge from residents across the West Midlands. Reusing helps the environment as well as being a great way to benefit the local community.
  • Freegle is a UK organisation that aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free Internet-based service where people can both, give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.

Recycling banks

Visit the Local Recycling website to find recycling banks near you. Remember you can also put your recycling out for collection or take it to your nearest household recycling centre.

On street recycling banks are being removed across Birmingham, as they attract fly-tipping. We are working with partner organisations to see if they would be willing to host recycling facilities in appropriate locations.