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Household Waste Recycling Centres

Doncaster Household Waste Recycling Centres

There are 6 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC's) in Doncaster which all provide a wide range of recycling facilities. In addition to being able to deposit recyclable items at these 6 sites, Doncaster residents can take other household waste, free of charge, for safe and responsible disposal.

Household waste is typically waste that you would normally put into your wheeled bin(s) at home, grass cuttings from your garden and items of furniture that you would normally take with you when you move house if they were in good working order.

Household Waste Recycling Centre Locations

  1. Armthorpe, Armthorpe Road, DN2 5QB 
  2. Balby, Springwell Lane, DN4 9AJ 
  3. Carcroft, Bentley Moor Lane, DN6 7BD 
  4. Conisbrough, Crookhill Road, DN12 2AE 
  5. Hatfield, Bootham Lane, DN7 4JT
  6. Rossington, Bankwood Lane, DN11 0PS 

Opening Times

Opening information for each site:

  • Balby, Carcroft and Rossington are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Conisbrough and Hatfield are closed on Thursday and Friday

  • Armthorpe is open seven days a week

The times that the HWRCs are open remain unchanged and are shown below:

1st April - 30th September - from 9:30am - 7:00pm 
1st October - 31st March - from 9:30am - 5:00pm

Armthorpe Household Waste Recycling Centre is the exception and is open from 8:30am - 7:00pm all year round.

All sites are closed on 25th & 26th December and 1st January.

To see a list of frequently asked questions about the changes to open days please download the attachment on the right hand side of this page.


The following list indicates which materials can be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centres: 

  • Asbestos (Armthorpe Only) - see regulationsAsbestos Disposal Service
  • Batteries - Car and Household
  • Cans tins and foil 
  • Cardboard
  • Chipboard
  • Cooking Oil 
  • Electrical Items
  • Energy saving light bulbs 
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Fridge and freezers (CFC's)
  • Glass
  • Green Waste
  • Hardcore / rubble
  • Hard Plastics (Except Conisbrough)
  • Ink cartridges 
  • Liquid Food Cartons (Tetra Paks)
  • LP gas cylinders (Except Hatfield and Conisbrough)
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Oil
  • Paper
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plasterboard (Armthorpe only) - see regulations below. 
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shoes
  • Textiles
  • Tyres (maximum of 4 car tyres not on rims - no industrial / commercial vehicle tyres.) 
  • Wood         

Plasterboard / Gypsum Regulations

Regulations issued by the Environment Agency on 1st April 2009 now prevent waste gypsum / plasterboard from being sent to landfill alongside bio-degradable waste.

In line with these regulations waste gypsum / plasterboard will only be accepted at Armthorpe Household Waste Recycling Centre and must be separated from all other items before being brought to the site. Plasterboard with tiles,insulation of any type and/or artex will not be accepted. Plasterboard will be processed and recycled into new products which will help to increase the amount of waste recycled in Doncaster and reduce the amount we send to landfill each year.

Gypsum / plasterboard waste is no longer accepted at any of the other HWRC's.

For further information and advice about the new regulations consult the Environment Agency at

Access to HWRC sites

HWRC's are provided for the recycling and disposal of household waste only from Doncaster residentsonly.

Private / domestic vehicles owned by Doncaster residents are allowed access to HWRC's without a permit.  

Cars towing a trailer,small vans (under 1.8m)and 4x4pick-ups must display a valid entry permit, vans over 1.8m must also display a valid permit and are authorised to visit the Armthorpe Site only. Permits are available at no cost to all Doncaster residents.

It has been Council policy (since June 2001), sign written commercial vehicles are banned from all sites.

HWRC Permits

To obtain a Household Waste Permit, you must be a resident of Doncaster and adhere to the following terms and conditions:

1. Permits allow the disposal of household waste generated by your own household. Anyone found to be disposing of Commercial or Industrial (Trade) waste will have their permit withdrawn. 
2. Permits are not transferable and are only valid for the vehicle and the one site indicated on your application.
3. No sign written or hire vehicles will be issued with a permit to access the site.
4. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle windscreen or access to the site will be refused.
5. The permit is valid for two years, however if your vehicle or address details change you must advise us on Tel. 01302 736000. Alternatively visit your local Customer Service Centre with supporting documentation (e.g. log book, utility bill, council tax bill).

Please contact Customer Services on the telephone number given at the top of this web page to ask for an application form to be posted to you.

Or you can complete the online form below:

Household Waste Recycling Centre Access Permit

Please note that we will only be able to issue your permit when we have received the completed application form and copies of:

  • Your car registration document (log book)
  • Or copy of your latest utility (Gas, Electric, Water, Council Tax) bill                  

Please send these documents to the address at the top of this web page.

What is Trade Waste

Trade Waste is defined as waste arising from any  commerical orindustrial activities, trade or business.  Anyone who produces waste from their work or has received any payment for carrying such waste is not permitted to use Doncaster's Houshold Waste Recycling Centres.

Householders have a duty of care to ensure that waste created by paid tradesperson/handyman working within their home is disposed of appropriately, safely and legally, either by themselves or by the tradesperson/s as a licenced carrier of waste.  If you are unsure whether the paid tradesperson/handyman has a waste carriers licence to transport and dispose of such waste call the Environment Agency National Customer Contact Centre on 08708 506 506 or check the PUBLIC REGISTER

Should householders decide to dispose of soil, rubble or DIY waste themselves at the HWRC they need to be aware that this waste type is legally defined as a non-household waste and some Council’s do not accept it at their sites. Doncaster Council does recognise that householders can produce small quantities of this type of waste and therefore allows limited quantities to be deposited at the HWRC.

Pedestrian access

Residents living within the same parish as a HWRC who do not have, or do not wish to use, a private vehicle to transport their household waste can be issued with a “Pedestrian Permit”. 

To apply for a pedestrian permit you can either telephone 01302 736000, visit a Customer Service Centre, or complete the on-line form below:

Household Waste Pedestrian Access E-Form

If you do not live in the same parish as a HWRC but would like pedestrian access to a site please call Customer Services on 01302 736000 and an advisor will take your details. Following this you will receive a call from a member of the Waste and Recycling Team who will individually assess your request for a permit. 

FCC Environment at Doncaster Household Waste Recycling Centres

FCC Environment (FCC) is a privately owned waste management company, they operate the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Doncaster and are committed to the care of the environment and the control and prevention of pollution arising from waste collection activities.  

The management of the Household Waste Recycling Centres has helped Doncaster residents achieve the current recycling rate, by providing suitable containers for different materials, ensuring sites are well laid out, signage is easily seen, and site operatives are on hand at all sites to give assistance to anyone who needs it.

To see a list of frequently asked questions about HWRC sites please download the attachment on the right hand side of this page.

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