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Household recycling centres (Council tips)

Four of our five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) are now open.

The HRC at Castle Bromwich will remain closed until further notice due to road works outside the entrance to the site.

Sites are expected to be very busy, so residents are advised to plan ahead, considering quieter times of the day and only make a visit if it is absolutely essential.

Waiting times at all sites is between 2 and 4 hours

Each of the five HRCs has a view the queue webcam to help inform on the likely waiting times.

The following HRCs will be open to the public:

  • Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, B30 3JJ
  • Holford Drive, Perry Barr, B42 2TU
  • Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB
  • James Road, Tyseley, B11 2BA

Opening hours at the above sites will be limited until further notice to:

Monday to Friday: 11am to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 2:30pm

Vans and trailers will not be permitted at any site and only one person should be in each vehicle that visits an HRC .

As usual, those going to the sites need to produce ID to prove they live in the city, which they will be asked to show against closed car windows.

And given the coronavirus pandemic is not over, 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.

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.

View our frequently asked questions

Where are our recycling centres?

View the queue at the recycling centres

Please note: The camera feed may be slow to load at times.  Please keep your browser window open and allow the feed to load.

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.