Find a Household Waste Recycling Centre including opening times and what you can take.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres are for domestic household waste only and NOT trade waste.

Going to the rubbish tip in a car?

If you are a resident of Wolverhampton and plan to visit the tip in a car, you can access the site at any time during the opening hours, there's no need to book and you can dispose of the following list of items at the tip free of charge:

  • car batteries, gas bottles, household batteries and electrical items
  • energy saving light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • garden waste, rubble and soils
  • fridges, freezers, mattresses and furniture
  • scrap metal, timber, chipboard and plasterboard
  • bulky plastic items, textiles and glass
  • used cooking oil, tyres and engine oil

Please note, you can only recycle certain types of plastics at the tips.

Opening hours

Anchor Lane


WV14 9NE

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Winter Opening Hours (1 October to 31 March)

Monday - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday - 10am to 4pm
Friday - 10am to 4pm
Saturday - 8am to 4pm
Sunday - 8am to 4pm

Shaw Road


WV10 9LA

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Winter Opening Hours (1 October - 31 March)

Monday - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday - 10am to 4pm
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - CLOSED
Saturday - 8am to 4pm
Sunday - 8am to 4pm

Both sites are open on bank holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

These sites are operated by Wolverhampton City Council for residents of Wolverhampton and North Dudley only

You may be asked for ID showing your postcode (e.g. Driving Licence, recent Council Tax bill)


To help with traffic congestion at and around the site it would be appreciated if users would separate their waste into suitable categories prior to visiting the site.

Going to the rubbish tip in a van, larger vehicle or with a trailer?

You'll need to apply for a Tip Permit and book a time slot if you want to take your waste in a van, car with a trailer, pick-up truck, commercial type vehicle. You can now register for a Tip permit and book a time slot through My Account which also gives you access to a range of Council services. For more information on tip permits please see here. If you wish to apply use the link above.

Apply for a tip permit

Large Land Rovers, ex-army type vehicles, camper vans and motor homes are not accepted on the permit scheme.

Commercial waste

We do not accept any trade, commercial or business waste. See Commercial Waste for further information.

Alternative ways to reuse and dispose of your bulky waste for free

  • Offer to give away your unwanted items for free on Freecycle (Wolverhampton Group) 
  • Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England
  • Contact a local charity who may be able to collect your unwanted items from you 
  • Take your waste to either the Shaw Road or Anchor Lane Civic Amenity sites (commonly known as the "tip".)