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Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre closure for upgrade is announced | Birmingham City Council

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Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre closure for upgrade is announced

Artist impression of Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre after the upgrade
Published: Thursday, 1st July 2021

Birmingham residents are being advised that the Perry Barr Household Recycling Centre (HRC) will be temporarily closed from 31 July 2021 whilst major improvement works are undertaken.

The city's four other recycling centres will remain open and have extra booking slots available to ease any potential disruption.

The 60-year-old Perry Barr site, which is run by Veolia, the UK's leading resource management company, is being closed while redevelopment work is carried out. It is scheduled to reopen in spring 2023 and improvements include:

  • The removal of steps to containers on the site, which will make it easier to use for members of the public
  • Dedicated visitor entrances, removing the need for residents to merge with site traffic
  • Increased capacity and a wider range of recycling services.

Residents who would normally use the Perry Barr site are encouraged to use the Castle Bromwich HRC in the first instance as there is more availability at that site but they can also use any of Birmingham's other recycling centres at:

  • Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, B35 7AG
  • Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, B30 3JJ
  • Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB
  • James Road, Tyseley, B11 2BA

Residents are reminded to make an online booking before visiting any of the sites. Access will be denied without a booking and proof of Birmingham residency. Updates of the redevelopment of Perry Barr HRC can be found on the dedicated webpage on Veolia’s website.

Mark Powell, General Manager at Veolia in Birmingham, said: “We are delighted to be upgrading the Perry Barr facility to offer residents a new recycling centre that will help the city to recycle more and equip it with the latest features.”

Cllr John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Our network of Household Recycling Centres are greatly valued by the people of the city – so it is great we are in a position to invest in this site.

“We want to make it as easy as possible to recycle and dispose of waste in a responsible way, so it is important we have the modern infrastructure to do this.

“I know the closure will cause some disruption but there are other sites with capacity and alternative options available to people. The short-term inconvenience will be far outweighed by the long-term gain.”

Birmingham City Council encourages residents to explore alternative solutions and to reuse when it comes to unwanted items that are in working order. There are apps available to connect with the local community and share products that are in working order but no longer needed.

In addition to this, Birmingham City Council also offers a bulky waste collection service. For more information and to book a collection visit the council website’s bulky waste pages.