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Household recycling centres (Council tips)

Visiting a recycling centre

Our HRCs are for Birmingham residents only, we therefore ask you to bring along proof that you live in the city when you visit any of our five HRCs.

The following will be accepted:

  • Photo ID and council tax bill
  • Photo ID and a utility bill
  • Photo travelcard and council tax or utility bill
  • Student ID identifying you as a Birmingham student.

Note:  If you do not have Photo ID then a valid paper driving license with your current Birmingham address will be accepted.

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Where are our recycling centres?

If you are a resident and have a van or a car with a large trailer, you will need to book an appointment to visit a household recycling centre. 

You can download the guide and find out more about how to access a household recycling centre with a van or large trailer.

View the queue at the recycling centres

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Report a problem at a recycling centre

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.

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